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Cities: Benson, MN (1.41%), Clontarf, MN (0.16%)
Counties: Swift County, MN (92.08%), Pope County, MN (7.92%)

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 4,454
Zip code population in 2010: 4,693
Zip code population in 2000: 4,977




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Houses and condos: 2,273
Renter-occupied apartments: 596
% of renters here:

28%
State:

27%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 56215: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 211.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

0.8% ($798)
Minnesota:

1.2% ($2,133)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $794 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $804 (0.9%)

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Males: 2,149  (48.2%)
Females: 2,305  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 56215:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56215:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Zip code 56215 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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Urban population: 3,106
Rural population: 1,347

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $101,100
56215:

$101,100
Minnesota:

$183,500

Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.0 years
Minnesota median age:

37.6 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56215, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,258 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,258
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $31,163 (reported on 84.4% of returns)
Here:

$31,163
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 137.0% for AGIs below $10k, 68.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 49.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,659 (reported on 49.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,659
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,141 (reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,141
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,349 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,349
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -6.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,524 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,524
State:

+$10,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$4,689 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here +$4,689
State -$-962
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,972 (reported on 4.9% of returns)
56215:

$2,972
Minnesota:

$2,955
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Self-employed pension: $4,091 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,091
Minnesota:

$12,099

Total itemized deductions: $15,273 (21% of AGI, reported on 18.9% of returns)
Here:

$15,273
State:

$20,035

Here:

20.8% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,869 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,869
State:

$3,333

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,596 (reported on 75.7% of returns)
56215:

$4,596
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,455 (reported on 12.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,455
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.6%
Here:

74%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 62.6% for AGIs below $10k, 72.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.6% for AGIs over 100k)


Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:

$44,714
Minnesota:

$56,954

Benson, MN (56215) map

Nearest zip codes: 56226, 56271, 56231, 56381, 56244, 56252.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.7%
Minnesota:

51.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.3%
Minnesota:

6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 112
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,992


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 55 (28 now married, 27 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 826 (524 now married, 302 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56215 with a mortgage: 836 (81 second mortgage, 111 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 672

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,039
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

8.4%
Whole state:

11.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.0


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Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:

Notable locations in zip code 56215: Benson Golf Club (A), Ambush Park Campground (B), Benson (C), Ambush Park Campground (D), Swift County Historical Museum (E), Benson City Hall (F), Benson Fire Department (G), Swift County Law Enforcement Center (H), Swift County Courthouse (I), Benson Public Library (J), Swift County Historical Museum (K), Swift County Law Enforcement Center (L), Swift County Courthouse (M), Benson Public Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in zip code 56215 include: Saint Malachy Catholic Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Saint Francis Catholic Church (C), First Evangelical Free Church (D), Pilgrim Congregational United Church (E), Saint Mark's Lutheran Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Saint Malachy Catholic Church (H), Trinity Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Our Redeemer Cemetery (1), Big Bend Cemetery (2), Saint Francis Cemetery (3), Benson City Cemetery (4), Erickson Cemetery (5), Lake Hazel Lutheran Cemetery (6), Saint Pauli Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Swan Lake (A), Lake Moore (B), Lynch Lake (C), Lake Johnson (D), Hoffs Slough (E), Lake Hassel (F), Frovold Lake (G), Camp Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: East Branch Chippewa River (A), Shakopee Creek (B), Hassel Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in zip code 56215 include: Ambush Park (1), Roosevelt Park (2), Lathrop Park (3), Hoiland Park (4), Brock Field (5), Benson Wayside Park (6), Ambush Park (7), Roosevelt Park (8), Lathrop Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 57
  • 2000 to 2004: 135
  • 1990 to 1999: 204
  • 1980 to 1989: 210
  • 1970 to 1979: 345
  • 1960 to 1969: 308
  • 1950 to 1959: 237
  • 1940 to 1949: 260
  • 1939 or earlier: 517


Zip code 56215 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 56215
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 365
  • 3 bedrooms: 629
  • 4 bedrooms: 341
  • 5+ bedrooms: 141
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 192
  • 2 bedrooms: 259
  • 3 bedrooms: 112
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in 56215 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 387
  • 2 vehicles: 587
  • 3 vehicles: 349
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 242
  • 2 vehicles: 135
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 56215 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 56215 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 56215:

  • Less than $10,000: 5
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 18
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 12
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 31
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 14
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 51
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 37
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 80
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 78
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 66
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 111
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 167
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 76
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 177
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 103
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 131
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 87
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 143
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 54
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 34
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 10
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 16
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 6
  • $1,000,000 or more: 1

 



56215 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 56215:

  • Less than $100: 1
  • $100 to $149: 23
  • $150 to $199: 13
  • $200 to $249: 115
  • $250 to $299: 75
  • $300 to $349: 20
  • $350 to $399: 18
  • $400 to $449: 55
  • $450 to $499: 109
  • $500 to $549: 18
  • $550 to $599: 12
  • $600 to $649: 46
  • $650 to $699: 10
  • $750 to $799: 25
  • $800 to $899: 11
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 3
  • No cash rent: 42
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $454.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $96,937
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $55,753

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $101,100
56215:

$101,100
Minnesota:

$183,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,700 - $170,000

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $148,140
Here:

$148,140
State:

$230,988

Mobile homes: $14,317
Here:

$14,317
State:

$66,317

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,636
  • One, attached: 107
  • Two: 22
  • 3 or 4: 43
  • 5 to 9: 56
  • 10 to 19: 112
  • 20 to 49: 151
  • 50 or more: 81
  • Mobile homes: 65

Unemployment: 2.4%
56215 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,745 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 161 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (1%)
  • Walked: 215 (9%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 120 (5%)
 

56215 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 334
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 850
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 308
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 120
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 126
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 66
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 112
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 37
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 29
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 144
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 37
  • 90 or more minutes: 2
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 82.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,309
  • In family households: 3,427 (824 male householders, 461 female householders)
    1,041 spouses, 980 children (913 natural, 18 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 27 other relatives, 85 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 882 (313 male householders (280 living alone)), 506 female householders (489 living alone)), 63 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 145 (93 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 766 2-persons, 232 3-persons, 123 4-persons, 132 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 769 1-person, 46 2-persons, 4 3-persons

712 married couples with children.
221 single-parent households (53 men, 168 women).

97.7% of residents of 56215 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% very well, 8% well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% very well, 5% well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not at all).

Foreign born population: 44 (1.0%)
(59.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.3%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Australia (34%)
  • Canada (30%)
  • Germany (25%)
  • Laos (7%)
  • Norway (5%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • Before 1980: 37

Races in zip code 56215:

White population: 4,525
Black population: 17
American Indian population: 9
Asian population: 9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 2
Some other race population: 0
Two or more races population: 23
Hispanic or Latino population: 108

Most common first ancestries reported in 56215 (%):



  • German (33%)
  • Norwegian (26%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Swedish (5%)
  • Other groups (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)


Zip code 56215 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • FIBROMINN BIOMASS POWER PLANT (900 INDUSTRY DR in BENSON, MN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    AIR PROGRAM (Clean Air Markets Division Business System)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - PCS-C00012042, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - AIRS-2715100038, AIR PROGRAM, AFS-2715100038, AIR MAJOR
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES
    Organizations: CITY OF BENSON, MN (CONTACT/OWNER) , FIBROMINN, LLC (CONTACT/OWNER) , FIBROMINN LLC (CONTACT/OWNER) , POWERMINN 9090 LLC (CONTACT/OWNER) , CITY OF BENSON, MN (OWNER/OPERATOR) , FIBROMINN, LLC (OWNER/OPERATOR)
  • BENSON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (2200 KANSAS AVENUE in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - PCS-MN0020036, NPDES NON-MAJOR
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) - SDWIS-MN1760008 5, WATER TREATMENT PLANT, SDWIS-MN1760008 6,
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES.
    Organizations: BENSON CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BENSON WWTP
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY ETHANOL COMPANY (270 20TH STREET NORTHWEST in BENSON, MN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - AIRS-2715100026, AIR PROGRAM, PCS-A00002247, GENERAL PERMIT STORM WATER IND, AFS-2715100026, AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR, PCS-MN0062898, NPDES NON-MAJOR, RCRIS-MNS000109488, SQG
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS; NITROGENOUS FERTILIZERS
    Business NAICS classification: ETHYL ALCOHOL MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: CHIPPEWA VALLEY ETHANOL CO LLLP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CHIPPEWA VALLEY AGRAFUELS CO, CHIPPEWA VALLEY ETHANOL CO LLLP, CVEC BENSON ETHANOL
  • GLACIAL PLAINS COOPERATIVE (195 30TH AVE NE in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRIS-MNR000109736, CESQG
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: FERTILIZERS, MIXING ONLY
    Business NAICS classification: FERTILIZER (MIXING ONLY) MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: GLACIAL PLAINS COOPERATIVE BENSON
  • AGRALITE COOPERATIVE (320 EAST HIGHWAY 12 in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND008903619, SQG, RCRIS-MND008903619, CESQG
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: ELECTRIC BULK POWER TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL.
    Organizations: AGRILITE COOPERATIVE (CONTACT/OWNER) , AGRALITE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AGRALITE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • BENSON BODY SHOP (W HWY 12 in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - AIRS-2715100033, AIR PROGRAM, RCRAINFO-MND087680245, CESQG, AFS-2715100033, AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR, RCRIS-MND087680245, CESQG
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: TOP, BODY, AND UPHOLSTERY REPAIR SHOPS AND PAINT SHOPS
    Business NAICS classification: AUTOMOTIVE BODY, PAINT, AND INTERIOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: SCHRECK MARK (CONTACT/OWNER) , BENSON BODY SHOP INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BENSON READY MIX (13TH ST N in BENSON, MN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - AIRS-2715100032, AIR PROGRAM, PCS-A00000607, GENERAL PERMIT STORM WATER IND, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
    Business NAICS classification: READY-MIX CONCRETE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: CENTRAL-ALLIED ENTERPRISES INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • MNDOT BENSON (1910 MCKINNEY AVE in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND985753961, CESQG, RCRIS-MND985753961,
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    USED OIL PROGRAM (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MNDOT STATE OF (CONTACT/OWNER) , MNDOT CENTRAL OFFICE (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MNDOT DISTRICT 4B BENSON TRUCK STATION
  • AGVISE LABORATORIES INC (902 13TH ST N in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND985758713, CESQG, RCRIS-MND985758713,
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: NONCOMMERCIAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
    Business NAICS classification: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES.
    Organizations: N L D ASSOCIATES (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BENSON GOLF COURSE (2222 ATLANTIC AVE in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND985697614, CESQG, RCRIS-MND985697614,
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
    Business NAICS classification: GOLF COURSES AND COUNTRY CLUBS.
    Organizations: BENSON GOLF CLUB (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BENSONS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (HWY 9 E in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND982423857, CESQG, RCRIS-MND982423857,
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BENSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CONTACT/OWNER) , ISD 777 (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BENSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ISD 777 BENSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • PAMIDA INC (19TH AND MINNESOTA AVE in BENSON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND985769611, CESQG, RCRIS-MND985769611,
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: VARIETY STORES
  • GLACIAL PLAINS COOPERATIVE (260 20TH STREET NORTHWEST in BENSON, MN)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - AIRS-2715100029, AIR PROGRAM, AFS-2715100029, AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: CROP PREPARATION SERVICES FOR MARKET, EXCEPT COTTON GINNING; FARM PRODUCT WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE; GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Business NAICS classification: POSTHARVEST CROP ACTIVITIES (EXCEPT COTTON GINNING).; FARM PRODUCT WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE.


Zip code 56215 marital status for males
Zip code 56215 marital status for females


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Population in 1990: 5,107. Population change in the 1990s: -130 (-2.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3,722
  • Northeast: 76
  • Midwest: 337
  • South: 71
  • West: 188

67% of the 56215 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

95% of the 56215 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

13.3%
Minnesota:

24.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • Legal occupations: 78,750
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: 61,250
  • Management occupations: 54,583
  • Architecture and engineering occupations: 51,250
  • Education, training, and library occupations: 45,691
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations: 43,750

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • GREAT PLAINS INDUSTRIES INC (205 HWY 29 SE in BENSON, MN; small business)
    $194,600 with Air Force for Trucks and Truck Tractors, Wheeled. Signed on 2005-06-07. Completion date: 2006-01-18.
  • REDBALL, LLC (140 30TH AVE SE in BENSON, MN; small business)
    $20,295 with Army for Soil Preparation Equipment. Taking place in KS. Signed on 2002-12-13. Completion date: 2003-01-30.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (20-49: 2, 10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (50-99: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 4)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Residential Property Managers (20-49: 1, 10-19: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)




People in group quarters:

  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0


Most common first names in zip code 56215 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4576.9 years
Mary3881.0 years
Clara3285.3 years
Carl2879.8 years
Arthur2877.8 years
Anna2888.1 years
Richard2570.5 years
Henry2382.5 years
William2282.1 years
Mabel2286.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 56215 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6280.8 years
Hanson3880.5 years
Olson3781.0 years
Anderson3679.4 years
Nelson3380.3 years
Larson2881.2 years
Lee2680.3 years
Thompson2280.2 years
Pederson2283.0 years
Knutson1880.5 years
Businesses in zip code 56215
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1H&R Block1
Dairy Queen1Jones New York1
FedEx1True Value1


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