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56297 Zip Code (Wood Lake, MN) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2017: 951
Zip code population in 2010: 867
Zip code population in 2000: 852

Houses and condos: 421
Renter-occupied apartments: 80
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 56297: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 65.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56297
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.1% ($1,049)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($2,445)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,131 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $970 (1.0%)

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Males: 515  (54.2%)
Females: 436  (45.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 56297:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56297:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Zip code 56297 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 56297 (2017)
    • 79693.4%White
    • 485.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 151.8%American Indian
    • 70.8%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $96,936
56297:

$96,936
Minnesota:

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

33.8 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 56297, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,333 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,333
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $35,723 (reported on 81.4% of returns)
Here:

$35,723
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.2% for AGIs below $25k, 68.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,174 (reported on 44.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,174
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $411 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

$411
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,138 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$1,138
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,514 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$8,514
State:

+$12,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,367 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
56297:

$7,367
Minnesota:

$15,212

Total itemized deductions: $16,520 (20% of AGI, reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$16,520
State:

$24,665

Here:

19.9% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.1% for AGIs below $25k, 14.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,100 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,100
State:

$3,948

Taxes paid: $6,700 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
56297:

$6,700
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,717 (reported on 14.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,717
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 81.4%
Here:

81%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 78.6% for AGIs below $25k, 76.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56297, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,530 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,530
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $30,167 (reported on 81.0% of returns)
Here:

$30,167
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 98.5% for AGIs below $10k, 60.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 45.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,417 (reported on 54.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,417
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $567 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$567
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$753 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

+$753
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,891 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,891
State:

+$10,442

Profit/loss from farming: +$6,244 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here +$6,244
State -$962
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,526 (reported on 4.5% of returns)
56297:

$2,526
Minnesota:

$2,955

Total itemized deductions: $15,886 (26% of AGI, reported on 16.6% of returns)
Here:

$15,886
State:

$20,035

Here:

26.5% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,000 (3% of AGI, reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,000
State:

$3,333

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI

Total tax: $3,884 (reported on 79.6% of returns)
56297:

$3,884
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,439 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,439
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 82.9%
Here:

83%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 78.1% for AGIs below $10k, 86.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 126.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$60,452
Minnesota:

$68,388
Wood Lake, MN (56297) map Nearest zip codes: 56237, 56292, 56245, 56241, 56229, 56214.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

57.4%
Minnesota:

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

6.8%
Minnesota:

6.9%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 14
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 347


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (7 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 173 (110 now married, 62 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56297 with a mortgage: 150 (4 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 128

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,074
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $421

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

8.2%
Whole state:

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

5.9%
Whole state:

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

7.3
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.3
State:

4.0
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  • Notable locations in zip code 56297: Wood Lake (A), Wood Lake Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 56297 include: Saint John's Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint Luke's Lutheran Church (C), Saint John's Lutheran Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Saint Luke's Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 12010 to 2013
  • 192000 to 2009
  • 491990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 281970 to 1979
  • 521960 to 1969
  • 601950 to 1959
  • 341940 to 1949
  • 1551939 or earlier

Zip code 56297 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wood Lake, MN (56297)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wood Lake, MN (56297)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 462 bedrooms
  • 1373 bedrooms
  • 784 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood Lake, MN (56297)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood Lake, MN (56297)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 302 bedrooms
  • 163 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood Lake, MN (56297) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wood Lake, MN (56297) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4no vehicle
  • 351 vehicle
  • 1182 vehicles
  • 673 vehicles
  • 334 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood Lake, MN (56297) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wood Lake, MN (56297) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6no vehicle
  • 281 vehicle
  • 232 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles

  • Zip code 56297 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 56297 household income distribution in 2017
  • 8Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$25,000 to $29,999
  • 17$30,000 to $34,999
  • 35$35,000 to $39,999
  • 22$40,000 to $44,999
  • 6$45,000 to $49,999
  • 49$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$60,000 to $74,999
  • 64$75,000 to $99,999
  • 30$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8$150,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 56297

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 56297
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15$35,000 to $39,999
  • 15$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24$60,000 to $69,999
  • 21$70,000 to $79,999
  • 25$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 17$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6$175,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 to $249,999
  • 15$250,000 to $299,999
  • 19$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1$400,000 to $499,999
  • 7$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 8$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 56297

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 56297
  • 3$300 to $349
  • 2$350 to $399
  • 14$400 to $449
  • 5$450 to $499
  • 4$900 to $999
  • 42No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $601.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $79,929
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $23,619

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,936
56297:

$96,936
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,880 - $199,592
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 56297
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 384
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 1
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 11

Unemployment: 1.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56297

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56297
  • 67.3%363Drove a car alone
  • 9.6%52Carpooled
  • 0.2%1Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.5%8Bicycle
  • 4.3%23Walked
  • 0.9%5Other means
  • 16.9%91Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56297

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56297
  • 73Less than 5 minutes
  • 615 to 9 minutes
  • 5310 to 14 minutes
  • 7515 to 19 minutes
  • 7220 to 24 minutes
  • 2625 to 29 minutes
  • 4930 to 34 minutes
  • 1935 to 39 minutes
  • 240 to 44 minutes
  • 1245 to 59 minutes
  • 160 to 89 minutes
  • 790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 62.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 952
  • In family households: 838 (157 male householders, 102 female householders)
    211 spouses, 318 children (280 natural, 13 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 5 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 112 (70 male householders (58 living alone)), 28 female householders (27 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 118 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 49 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 85 1-person, 10 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 1 4-persons

201 married couples with children.
52 single-parent households (42 men, 10 women).

92.6% of residents of 56297 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (20% well, 80% not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
4.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% very well, 19% well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 24 (2.6%)
(47.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.6%
Whole state:

8.7%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 38%Guatemala
  • 25%Indonesia
  • 25%Eritrea
Most common first ancestries reported in 56297
  • 40%German
  • 18%Norwegian
  • 8%Scandinavian
  • 3%Belgian
  • 3%Czech
  • 1%Irish
  • 1%Ethiopian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 122010 or later
  • 52000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 8Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • HOFFCO INC (N STATE HWY 274 in WOOD LAKE, MN)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - AIRS-2717300029, AIR PROGRAM, RCRAINFO-MNR000005082, SQG, AFS-2717300029, AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR, RCRIS-MNR000005082, SQG
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    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: WOOD KITCHEN CABINETS
    Business NAICS classification: WOOD KITCHEN CABINET AND COUNTERTOP MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: HOFF DAVID A (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • EQUITY ELEV TRADING (BOX 157 in WOOD LAKE, MN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Alternative names: EQUITY ELEV&TRADING
  • EQUITY ELEV & TRADING CO (BOX 69 3RD AVE & RAILROAD ST in WOOD LAKE, MN)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 56297 marital status for males
Zip code 56297 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 44.7%Utility gas
  • 25.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 922.

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

  • This state: 825
  • Midwest: 75
  • South: 4
  • West: 18

76% of the 56297 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

91% of the 56297 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Wood Lake, MN (56297)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

10.5%
Minnesota:

10.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

28.1%
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 ($)
  • 79,111Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 59,840Transportation occupations
  • 53,536Management occupations
  • 52,466Business and financial operations occupations
  • 43,769Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,022Life, physical, and social science occupations

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Employment Placement Agencies (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 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 56297 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1078.5 years
Walter1080.2 years
Henry777.6 years
Ella685.5 years
Herbert571.4 years
Arthur578.0 years
Emma587.8 years
John580.4 years
Carl482.5 years
Elmer475.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 56297 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Timm1386.3 years
Henke879.1 years
Just779.3 years
Schlenner778.3 years
Schmidt783.0 years
Bahn681.7 years
Stelter676.8 years
Markgraf686.3 years
Nelson681.3 years
Schrupp673.4 years
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