56215 Zip Code Detailed Profile




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 2013: 4,375
Zip code population in 2010: 4,693
Zip code population in 2000: 4,977

Houses and condos: 2,192
Renter-occupied apartments: 574
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 56215: 77.0 (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).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.8% ($841)
Minnesota:

1.2% ($2,148)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $900 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $761 (0.8%)

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Males: 2,254  (51.5%)
Females: 2,121  (48.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 56215:

For population 15 years and over in 56215:

Zip code 56215 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Races in zip code 56215

  • Zip code 56215 races chart
    • 4,525White population
    • 17Black population
    • 9American Indian population
    • 9Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 23Two or more races population
    • 108Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 3,051
Rural population: 1,323

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $99,000
56215:

$99,000
Minnesota:

$180,100
Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 56215, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,988 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,988
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $39,877 (reported on 83.9% of returns)
Here:

$39,877
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.6% for AGIs below $25k, 74.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 29.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,308 (reported on 42.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,308
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,765 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,765
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,436 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,436
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,674 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,674
State:

+$12,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,679 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
56215:

$8,679
Minnesota:

$15,212
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,124 (18% of AGI, reported on 22.9% of returns)
Here:

$19,124
State:

$24,665

Here:

18.1% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,669 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,669
State:

$3,948
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,490 (reported on 22.4% of returns)
56215:

$8,490
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,017 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,017
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

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 2013:
This zip code:

$55,040
Minnesota:

$60,702
Benson, MN (56215) map Nearest zip codes: 56226, 56271, 56231, 56381, 56244, 56252.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.1%
Minnesota:

50.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.7%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 149
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,857


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 45 (23 now married, 22 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 712 (417 now married, 295 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56215 with a mortgage: 794 (59 second mortgage, 112 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 638

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,050
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S376

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

8.1%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0
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  • 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

  • 02010 or later
  • 2032000 to 2009
  • 1811990 to 1999
  • 1641980 to 1989
  • 3501970 to 1979
  • 2741960 to 1969
  • 2531950 to 1959
  • 2441940 to 1949
  • 5231939 or earlier

Zip code 56215 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benson, MN (56215)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 2812 bedrooms
  • 5823 bedrooms
  • 3614 bedrooms
  • 1725+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson, MN (56215)

  • 83no bedroom
  • 1361 bedroom
  • 1662 bedrooms
  • 1723 bedrooms
  • 174 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, MN (56215) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 35no vehicle
  • 3241 vehicle
  • 6812 vehicles
  • 3013 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 335+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, MN (56215) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 170no vehicle
  • 1931 vehicle
  • 1772 vehicles
  • 223 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $553.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,000
56215:

$99,000
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,600 - $172,700

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 3.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 84.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,260

Size of family households: 653 2-persons, 251 3-persons, 195 4-persons, 101 5-persons, 23 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 717 1-person, 66 2-persons

704 married couples with children.
221 single-parent households (71 men, 150 women).

96.2% of residents of 56215 zip code speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% very well, 9% well, 12% not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% very well, 23% well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not at all).

Foreign born population: 43 (1.0%)
(62.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 44%Mexico
  • 28%Australia
  • 9%Canada
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 7%Laos
  • 5%Norway

Most common first ancestries reported in 56215 (%)

  • 29%German
  • 24%Norwegian
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%Other groups
  • 6%Swedish
  • 3%English
  • 2%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 192000 to 2009
  • 101990 to 1999
  • 36Before 1990

Zip code 56215 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 64%Utility gas
  • 14%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13%Electricity
  • 6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Wood

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

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


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.

93% of the 56215 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.5%
Minnesota:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

5.2%
Minnesota:

8.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

23.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 62,000Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 61,250Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 58,523Management occupations
  • 53,036Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 47,656Education, training, and library occupations
  • 45,000Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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


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 (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 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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