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56215 Zip Code (Benson, MN) 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 2019: 4,327
Zip code population in 2010: 4,693
Zip code population in 2000: 4,977

Houses and condos: 2,240
Renter-occupied apartments: 736
% of renters here:

37%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 56215: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 211.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56215
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,139)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($2,670)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,218 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,022 (0.8%)

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Males: 2,111  (48.8%)
Females: 2,216  (51.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 56215:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56215:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Zip code 56215 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 56215 (2019)
    • 4,52596.4%White
    • 1082.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 230.5%Two or more races
    • 170.4%Black
    • 90.2%American Indian
    • 90.2%Asian
    • 20.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 3,017
Rural population: 1,309

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $131,694
56215:

$131,694
Minnesota:

$246,700
Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 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)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 72.2%
Here:

72%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 64.7% for AGIs below $25k, 71.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 83.3% for AGIs over 200k)

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 2019:
This zip code:

$54,391
Minnesota:

$74,593
Benson, MN (56215) map Nearest zip codes: 56226, 56271, 56231, 56381, 56244, 56252.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.1%
Minnesota:

46.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.1%
Minnesota:

49.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 224
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,785


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 85 (45 now married, 39 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 756 (358 now married, 397 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56215 with a mortgage: 652 (4 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 627

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,161
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $440

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

13.1%
Whole state:

9.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

5.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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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
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 412014 or later
  • 282010 to 2013
  • 1682000 to 2009
  • 1661990 to 1999
  • 1131980 to 1989
  • 3021970 to 1979
  • 2701960 to 1969
  • 3561950 to 1959
  • 2011940 to 1949
  • 5661939 or earlier

Zip code 56215 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benson, MN (56215)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benson, MN (56215)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 2772 bedrooms
  • 5283 bedrooms
  • 3424 bedrooms
  • 1145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson, MN (56215)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson, MN (56215)
  • 29no bedroom
  • 1831 bedroom
  • 2822 bedrooms
  • 2243 bedrooms
  • 164 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, MN (56215) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, MN (56215) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 10no vehicle
  • 2821 vehicle
  • 6122 vehicles
  • 2453 vehicles
  • 784 vehicles
  • 485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, MN (56215) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, MN (56215) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 126no vehicle
  • 3231 vehicle
  • 2302 vehicles
  • 233 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles

  • Zip code 56215 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 56215 household income distribution in 2019
  • 121Less than $10,000
  • 125$10,000 to $14,999
  • 131$15,000 to $19,999
  • 163$20,000 to $24,999
  • 102$25,000 to $29,999
  • 59$30,000 to $34,999
  • 62$35,000 to $39,999
  • 88$40,000 to $44,999
  • 70$45,000 to $49,999
  • 133$50,000 to $59,999
  • 204$60,000 to $74,999
  • 253$75,000 to $99,999
  • 209$100,000 to $124,999
  • 69$125,000 to $149,999
  • 57$150,000 to $199,999
  • 136$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 56215

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 56215
  • 9Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$20,000 to $24,999
  • 20$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 29$40,000 to $49,999
  • 73$50,000 to $59,999
  • 85$60,000 to $69,999
  • 53$70,000 to $79,999
  • 64$80,000 to $89,999
  • 67$90,000 to $99,999
  • 146$100,000 to $124,999
  • 93$125,000 to $149,999
  • 96$150,000 to $174,999
  • 65$175,000 to $199,999
  • 142$200,000 to $249,999
  • 88$250,000 to $299,999
  • 57$300,000 to $399,999
  • 13$400,000 to $499,999
  • 16$500,000 to $749,999
  • 16$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 56215

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 56215
  • 5Less than $100
  • 32$150 to $199
  • 39$200 to $249
  • 21$250 to $299
  • 33$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 43$400 to $449
  • 99$450 to $499
  • 59$500 to $549
  • 96$550 to $599
  • 43$600 to $649
  • 28$650 to $699
  • 27$700 to $749
  • 20$750 to $799
  • 34$800 to $899
  • 20$1,000 to $1,249
  • 25$1,250 to $1,499
  • 24$1,500 to $1,999
  • 28No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $717.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $151,390.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $126,271
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $72,625

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,694
56215:

$131,694
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,090 - $212,756

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $160,959
Here:

$160,959
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $200,659
Here:

$200,659
State:

$232,732

Mobile homes: $143,218
Here:

$143,218
State:

$67,064
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 56215
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,654
  • One, attached: 126
  • Two: 37
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 5 to 9: 109
  • 10 to 19: 58
  • 20 to 49: 103
  • 50 or more: 85
  • Mobile homes: 41

Unemployment: 1.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56215

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56215
  • 82.0%1,841Drove a car alone
  • 8.7%195Carpooled
  • 0.4%10Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.7%15Bicycle
  • 2.7%60Walked
  • 0.1%3Other means
  • 5.0%112Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56215

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56215
  • 411Less than 5 minutes
  • 6765 to 9 minutes
  • 25010 to 14 minutes
  • 13515 to 19 minutes
  • 7120 to 24 minutes
  • 7725 to 29 minutes
  • 17830 to 34 minutes
  • 7035 to 39 minutes
  • 6740 to 44 minutes
  • 10845 to 59 minutes
  • 1660 to 89 minutes
  • 6690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 75.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,327
  • Male householders: 1,002 (285 living alone), Female householders: 1,010 (408 living alone)
  • 880 spouses (877 opposite-sex spouses), 128 unmarried partners, (103 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,067 children (1,051 natural, 7 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 70 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 5 foster children, 26 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 100 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 594 2-persons, 366 3-persons, 199 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 692 1-person, 72 2-persons, 11 3-persons

519 married couples with children.
350 single-parent households (44 men, 306 women).

96.8% of residents of 56215 zip code speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 17% well, 5% not well, 13% not at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% very well, 6% well, 22% not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 56 (1.3%)
(24.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.3%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 22%Singapore
  • 21%Belize
  • 17%Guatemala
  • 14%Honduras
  • 7%Thailand
  • 2%Denmark
  • 2%Eritrea
Most common first ancestries reported in 56215
  • 32%Norwegian
  • 22%German
  • 9%Polish
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%American
  • 2%Swedish
  • 2%French
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 662010 or later
  • 202000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 25Before 1990

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: 1.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 55.5%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 19.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 5,107.

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

  • This state: 3,564
  • Northeast: 56
  • Midwest: 330
  • South: 107
  • West: 148

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.

88% of the 56215 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Benson, MN (56215)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.3%
Minnesota:

10.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.9%
Minnesota:

7.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

12.8%
Minnesota:

22.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 72,341Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 70,727Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 67,685Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 66,279Management occupations
  • 56,578Education, training, and library occupations
  • 52,178Life, physical, and social science occupations

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 Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 35 took place in 2002, and the least - 12 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 56215 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.3%), and Outside Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 56215
    • 17143.3%Structure Fires
    • 13433.9%Outside Fires
    • 7218.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 184.6%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 56215, Minnesota

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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