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56221 Zip Code (Chokio, MN) Detailed Profile




Cities: Chokio, MN (0.34%), Johnson, MN (0.07%)
Counties: Stevens County, MN (85.93%), Big Stone County, MN (10.86%), Traverse County, MN (3.21%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 723
Zip code population in 2010: 773
Zip code population in 2000: 1,024

Houses and condos: 344
Renter-occupied apartments: 54
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 56221: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 140.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56221
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,107)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($2,670)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,062 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,147 (1.2%)

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Males: 380  (52.5%)
Females: 343  (47.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 56221:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56221:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

Zip code 56221 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 56221 (2019)
    • 75898.1%White
    • 81.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 40.5%American Indian
    • 10.1%Black
    • 10.1%Asian
    • 10.1%Two or more races
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $96,089
56221:

$96,089
Minnesota:

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

45.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 56221, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $64,071 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$64,071
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $37,652 (reported on 75.6% of returns)
Here:

$37,652
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.1% for AGIs below $25k, 65.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $952 (reported on 51.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$952
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,108 (reported on 29.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,108
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,922 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,922
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,140 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,140
State:

+$12,430

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,617 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
56221:

$5,617
Minnesota:

$15,212

Total itemized deductions: $19,970 (16% of AGI, reported on 24.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,970
State:

$24,665

Here:

16.1% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,838 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,838
State:

$3,948
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $8,650 (reported on 24.4% of returns)
56221:

$8,650
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,625 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,625
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 75.6%
Here:

76%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 61.5% for AGIs below $25k, 70.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56221, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,172 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,172
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $28,029 (reported on 77.1% of returns)
Here:

$28,029
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 89.5% for AGIs below $10k, 58.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 34.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,338 (reported on 56.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,338
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $754 (reported on 32.0% of returns)
Here:

$754
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,557 (reported on 26.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,557
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,576 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,576
State:

+$10,442

Profit/loss from farming: +$9,014 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here +$9,014
State -$962
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -10.8% for AGIs below $10k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,000 (reported on 2.7% of returns)
56221:

$2,000
Minnesota:

$2,955

Total itemized deductions: $14,838 (23% of AGI, reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$14,838
State:

$20,035

Here:

22.9% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,606 (4% of AGI, reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,606
State:

$3,333

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,292 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
56221:

$5,292
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,188 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,188
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 82.5%
Here:

83%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 65.9% for AGIs below $10k, 83.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 89.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$67,967
Minnesota:

$74,593
Chokio, MN (56221) map Nearest zip codes: 56207, 56235, 56248, 56236, 56227, 56267.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.9%
Minnesota:

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

12.9%
Minnesota:

49.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 30
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 264


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 18 (6 now married, 11 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 98 (63 now married, 34 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56221 with a mortgage: 126 (6 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 114

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,125
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $491

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

6.4%
Whole state:

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

3.3%
Whole state:

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

7.2
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9
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  • Notable locations in zip code 56221: Chokio (A), Chokio Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 56221 include: Artichoke Baptist Church (A), Artichoke Lake Church (B), Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (C), Saint Mary's Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Chokio Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes: Grossman Slough (A), Gravel Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 56221 include: Freed State Wildlife Management Area (1), Robertson State Wildlife Management Area (2), Chokio State Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 82010 to 2013
  • 112000 to 2009
  • 151990 to 1999
  • 221980 to 1989
  • 641970 to 1979
  • 261960 to 1969
  • 521950 to 1959
  • 381940 to 1949
  • 1011939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chokio, MN (56221)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chokio, MN (56221)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 352 bedrooms
  • 1023 bedrooms
  • 674 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chokio, MN (56221)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chokio, MN (56221)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 241 bedroom
  • 162 bedrooms
  • 73 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chokio, MN (56221) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chokio, MN (56221) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 10no vehicle
  • 451 vehicle
  • 1212 vehicles
  • 433 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chokio, MN (56221) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chokio, MN (56221) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2no vehicle
  • 221 vehicle
  • 92 vehicles
  • 133 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

  • Zip code 56221 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 56221 household income distribution in 2019
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $44,999
  • 13$45,000 to $49,999
  • 18$50,000 to $59,999
  • 16$60,000 to $74,999
  • 46$75,000 to $99,999
  • 44$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 19$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 56221

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 56221
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 26$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 33$80,000 to $89,999
  • 3$90,000 to $99,999
  • 10$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21$125,000 to $149,999
  • 24$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4$175,000 to $199,999
  • 16$200,000 to $249,999
  • 7$250,000 to $299,999
  • 12$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 56221

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 56221
  • 2Less than $100
  • 4$100 to $149
  • 7$150 to $199
  • 1$250 to $299
  • 10$400 to $449
  • 1$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 3$2,500 to $2,999
  • 13No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $443.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $82,661

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,089
56221:

$96,089
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,093 - $167,280

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $138,423
Here:

$138,423
State:

$296,404
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 56221

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 281
  • One, attached: 17
  • Two: 24
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • 10 to 19: 4

Unemployment: 2.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56221

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56221
  • 76.3%283Drove a car alone
  • 4.6%17Carpooled
  • 3.0%11Bus or trolley bus
  • 7.8%29Walked
  • 7.8%29Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56221

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56221
  • 55Less than 5 minutes
  • 625 to 9 minutes
  • 3110 to 14 minutes
  • 4015 to 19 minutes
  • 10120 to 24 minutes
  • 1225 to 29 minutes
  • 1830 to 34 minutes
  • 435 to 39 minutes
  • 840 to 44 minutes
  • 445 to 59 minutes
  • 490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 86.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 723
  • Male householders: 170 (39 living alone), Female householders: 125 (38 living alone)
  • 198 spouses (198 opposite-sex spouses), 29 unmarried partners, (29 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 174 children (158 natural, 10 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 15 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 13 non-relatives

Size of family households: 132 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 6 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 77 1-person, 12 2-persons, 5 3-persons

120 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (13 men, 1 women).

97.1% of residents of 56221 zip code speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% very well, 24% not well).

Foreign born population: 17 (2.3%)
(25.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.3%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 76%Malaysia
  • 18%Indonesia
Most common first ancestries reported in 56221
  • 48%German
  • 13%American
  • 7%Norwegian
  • 5%European
  • 4%Scandinavian
  • 4%English
  • 3%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 162010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 91990 to 1999
  • 9Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • HANCOCK DENTAL CLINIC (118 MAIN ST in CHOKIO, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MNR000001859, CESQG, RCRIS-MNR000001859,
    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: OFFICES AND CLINICS OF DENTISTS
    Business NAICS classification: OFFICES OF DENTISTS.
    Organizations: WEST CENTRAL MN INITIVE FUND (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 56221 marital status for males
Zip code 56221 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 56.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 785. Population change in the 1990s: +239 (+30.4%).

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

  • This state: 595
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 36
  • South: 22
  • West: 24

71% of the 56221 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

92% of the 56221 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Chokio, MN (56221)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

7.4%
Minnesota:

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

0.0%
Minnesota:

7.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 55,878Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 55,777Community and social service occupations
  • 49,374Transportation occupations
  • 49,188Management occupations
  • 45,647Construction and extraction occupations
  • 42,350Production occupations

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

  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Insurance Agencies and Brokerages (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (1-4: 2)

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 2000:

  • 105 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • 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 6. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 17 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 56221 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.6%), and Structure Fires (28.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 56221
    • 4340.6%Outside Fires
    • 3028.3%Structure Fires
    • 2624.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 76.6%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 56221, Minnesota

Most common first names in zip code 56221 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1078.7 years
Walter672.5 years
Robert672.2 years
Floyd678.3 years
John681.3 years
Herman679.7 years
James583.4 years
Earl572.6 years
Clara582.0 years
Henry484.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 56221 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zimmerman1282.9 years
Grossman688.0 years
Johnson674.0 years
Snell674.8 years
Carlson672.8 years
Damerow580.8 years
Ritter582.4 years
Boekholt480.5 years
Hagen482.5 years
Wade475.5 years

Businesses in zip code 56221

  • True Value: 1

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