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56237 Zip Code (Echo, MN) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2017: 512
Zip code population in 2010: 600
Zip code population in 2000: 634

Houses and condos: 282
Renter-occupied apartments: 38
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 56237: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 65.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56237
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.5% ($1,255)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($2,445)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,236 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,279 (1.5%)

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Males: 260  (50.9%)
Females: 251  (49.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 56237:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56237:

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

Zip code 56237 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 56237 (2017)
    • 56489.0%White
    • 213.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 81.3%Two or more races
    • 40.6%American Indian
    • 20.3%Asian
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $81,642
56237:

$81,642
Minnesota:

$224,000
Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 56237, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $53,167 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,167
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $29,571 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
Here:

$29,571
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.5% for AGIs below $25k, 67.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,543 (reported on 46.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,543
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $857 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$857
State:

$5,665

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$20,350 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$20,350
State:

+$16,131

Profit/loss from business: +$7,440 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$7,440
State:

+$12,430

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $3,733 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
56237:

$3,733
Minnesota:

$15,212

Total itemized deductions: $19,960 (17% of AGI, reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$19,960
State:

$24,665

Here:

17.1% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI

Charity contributions: $3,200 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,200
State:

$3,948

Taxes paid: $6,900 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
56237:

$6,900
State:

$10,589

Earned income credit: $3,275 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,275
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 83.3%
Here:

83%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 72.7% for AGIs below $25k, 87.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 120.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56237, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,870 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,870
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $25,290 (reported on 80.3% of returns)
Here:

$25,290
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.4% for AGIs below $10k, 60.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,596 (reported on 48.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,596
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 6.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $232 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
Here:

$232
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$229 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

+$229
State:

+$10,864

Profit/loss from business: +$5,615 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,615
State:

+$10,442

Profit/loss from farming: +$6,618 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here +$6,618
State -$962

IRA payment deduction: $3,077 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
56237:

$3,077
Minnesota:

$2,955

Total itemized deductions: $17,378 (33% of AGI, reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$17,378
State:

$20,035

Here:

32.7% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,552 (3% of AGI, reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,552
State:

$3,333

Here:

3.4% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI

Total tax: $3,473 (reported on 74.0% of returns)
56237:

$3,473
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,694 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,694
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 83.0%
Here:

83%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 67.5% for AGIs below $10k, 90.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$47,842
Minnesota:

$68,388
Echo, MN (56237) map Nearest zip codes: 56297, 56214, 56292, 56287, 56285, 56263.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.4%
Minnesota:

48.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

13.5%
Minnesota:

6.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 18
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 208


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 5 (2 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 110 (36 now married, 74 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56237 with a mortgage: 93 (15 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 94

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $942
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $435

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

23.0%
Whole state:

9.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

16.8%
Whole state:

5.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0
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  • Notable locations in zip code 56237: Echo (A), Echo Volunteer Fire Department (B), Echo Police Department (C), Echo Fire Hall (D), Echo Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 56237 include: Peace Lutheran Church (A), American Lutheran Church (B), Echo Alliance Church (C), Peace Lutheran Church (D), American Lutheran Church (E), Echo Alliance Church (F), Rock Valley Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: German Cemetery (1), Rock Valley Cemetery (2), Hillside Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes: Lone Tree Lake (A), Kvistid Lake (B), Highbank Lake (C), Curtis Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Wood Lake Creek (A), Yellow Medicine River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 56237 include: Posen State Wildlife Management Area (1), Wood Lake State Monument (2), Battle of Wood Lake September 23 1862 Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 22010 to 2013
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 71990 to 1999
  • 91980 to 1989
  • 361970 to 1979
  • 171960 to 1969
  • 321950 to 1959
  • 161940 to 1949
  • 1361939 or earlier

Zip code 56237 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Echo, MN (56237)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Echo, MN (56237)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 372 bedrooms
  • 1013 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Echo, MN (56237)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Echo, MN (56237)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 132 bedrooms
  • 83 bedrooms
  • 24 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Echo, MN (56237) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Echo, MN (56237) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 3no vehicle
  • 471 vehicle
  • 562 vehicles
  • 453 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Echo, MN (56237) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Echo, MN (56237) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1no vehicle
  • 161 vehicle
  • 112 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 56237 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 56237 household income distribution in 2017
  • 16Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$25,000 to $29,999
  • 27$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14$35,000 to $39,999
  • 9$40,000 to $44,999
  • 10$45,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 28$60,000 to $74,999
  • 13$75,000 to $99,999
  • 11$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 56237

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 56237
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 18$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14$60,000 to $69,999
  • 16$70,000 to $79,999
  • 5$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6$90,000 to $99,999
  • 6$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 to $249,999
  • 8$250,000 to $299,999
  • 8$300,000 to $399,999
  • 15$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 2$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 56237

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 56237
  • 9$150 to $199
  • 3$200 to $249
  • 1$350 to $399
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 2$450 to $499
  • 5$500 to $549
  • 3$650 to $699

Median gross rent in 2017: $490.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $46,058
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $269,031

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,642
56237:

$81,642
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,862 - $195,208

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $170,732
Here:

$170,732
State:

$276,132
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 56237
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 254
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • 10 to 19: 16
  • Mobile homes: 5

Unemployment: 3.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56237

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56237
  • 84.2%215Drove a car alone
  • 5.9%15Carpooled
  • 3.5%9Walked
  • 1.2%3Other means
  • 5.1%13Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56237

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56237
  • 41Less than 5 minutes
  • 225 to 9 minutes
  • 1510 to 14 minutes
  • 2615 to 19 minutes
  • 4420 to 24 minutes
  • 1725 to 29 minutes
  • 2930 to 34 minutes
  • 1735 to 39 minutes
  • 940 to 44 minutes
  • 245 to 59 minutes
  • 960 to 89 minutes
  • 690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 49.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 511
  • In family households: 435 (97 male householders, 58 female householders)
    110 spouses, 138 children (132 natural, 1 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 75 (50 male householders (46 living alone)), 20 female householders (20 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 74 2-persons, 48 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 66 1-person, 4 2-persons

75 married couples with children.
29 single-parent households (7 men, 22 women).

96.7% of residents of 56237 zip code speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% very well, 20% well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 7 (1.4%)
(72.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.4%
Whole state:

8.7%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 43%Mexico
  • 29%Burma
Most common first ancestries reported in 56237
  • 43%German
  • 21%Norwegian
  • 5%Irish
  • 4%Scandinavian
  • 2%Belgian
  • 2%European
  • 1%Danish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 12000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 7Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ECHO CHARTER SCHOOL (101 ROCKET AVE in ECHO, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-148425580, CESQG, RCRIS-148425580,
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-074026010
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: E.C.H.O. CHARTER SCHOOL (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: ECHO ELEMENTARY YELLOW MEDICINE EAST
  • ECHO (342 SECOND AVENUE WEST in ECHO, MN)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) - SDWIS-MN1870003 3, WATER TREATMENT PLANT
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
  • ECHO SEWAGE TREATMENT PLT CITY OF (JCT HWY 67 & CO RD 1 in ECHO, MN)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: ECHO SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FARMERS COOP - ECHO (PO BOX 108 in ECHO, MN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Alternative names: FARMERS WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION
  • ECHO (SEC 9 T113N R38W in ECHO, MN)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
  • FARMERS CO-OP OIL CO. (461 2ND AVE. in ECHO, MN)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)

Zip code 56237 marital status for males
Zip code 56237 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 14.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 14.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 27.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 797.

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

  • This state: 430
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 35
  • South: 7
  • West: 23

69% of the 56237 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

99% of the 56237 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Echo, MN (56237)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

14.4%
Minnesota:

10.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

2.5%
Minnesota:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

22.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 76,903Sales and related occupations
  • 70,026Transportation occupations
  • 59,448Management occupations
  • 51,226Business and financial operations occupations
  • 47,106Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 36,722Production occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (250-499 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (20-49: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Funeral Homes and Funeral Services (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Framing Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Caterers (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (1-4: 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
Most common first names in zip code 56237 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna884.4 years
Harold771.6 years
Clarence675.2 years
George584.0 years
Robert572.6 years
Clara587.4 years
Emma486.8 years
James474.2 years
Paul481.8 years
Albert487.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 56237 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Iverson1275.8 years
Pederson860.5 years
Lecy789.0 years
Stelter784.7 years
Luepke671.5 years
Hanson683.8 years
Busack684.9 years
Johnson579.8 years
Kvistad576.4 years
Voss575.2 years
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