56501 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Detroit Lakes, MN (6.79%)
Counties: Becker County, MN (93.95%), Otter Tail County, MN (6.05%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 16,260
Zip code population in 2010: 16,290
Zip code population in 2000: 15,047

Houses and condos: 9,636
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,775
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 56501: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 187.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 87 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56501
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.8% ($1,435)
Minnesota:

1.2% ($2,148)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,589 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,182 (0.8%)

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Males: 7,936  (48.8%)
Females: 8,324  (51.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 56501:

For population 15 years and over in 56501:

Zip code 56501 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 56501

  • Zip code 56501 races chart
    • 14,964White population
    • 75Black population
    • 545American Indian population
    • 93Asian population
    • 7Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 11Some other race population
    • 393Two or more races population
    • 202Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 7,904
Rural population: 8,355

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $175,400
56501:

$175,400
Minnesota:

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

44.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 56501, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $55,546 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$55,546
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $42,023 (reported on 83.1% of returns)
Here:

$42,023
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.1% for AGIs below $25k, 74.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 37.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,927 (reported on 38.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,927
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,696 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,696
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$18,158 (reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

+$18,158
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 20.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,479 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

+$11,479
State:

+$12,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,238 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
56501:

$13,238
Minnesota:

$15,212
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $17,800 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
56501:

$17,800
Minnesota:

$17,874

Total itemized deductions: $22,605 (20% of AGI, reported on 30.1% of returns)
Here:

$22,605
State:

$24,665

Here:

20.1% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.3% for AGIs below $25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,899 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,899
State:

$3,948
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,723 (reported on 29.8% of returns)
56501:

$8,723
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,039 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,039
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 59.6%
Here:

60%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 47.9% for AGIs below $25k, 58.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 94.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56501, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $41,355 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,355
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $33,852 (reported on 82.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,852
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 109.1% for AGIs below $10k, 70.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,801 (reported on 49.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,801
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,037 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,037
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,581 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,581
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,611 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,611
State:

+$10,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs below $10k, 7.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,087 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
56501:

$3,087
Minnesota:

$2,955
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $7,542 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$7,542
Minnesota:

$12,099
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,746 (23% of AGI, reported on 30.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,746
State:

$20,035

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.4% for AGIs below $10k, 9.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,027 (4% of AGI, reported on 26.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,027
State:

$3,333

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,573 (reported on 77.0% of returns)
56501:

$5,573
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,541 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,541
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 68.9%
Here:

69%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 58.5% for AGIs below $10k, 67.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$51,207
Minnesota:

$60,702
Detroit Lakes, MN (56501) map Nearest zip codes: 56577, 56511, 56521, 56578, 56587, 56544.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.3%
Minnesota:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 792
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,244


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 146 (79 now married, 67 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,224 (1,546 now married, 1,678 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56501 with a mortgage: 3,062 (155 second mortgage, 537 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,199

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,397
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S374

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

11.4%
Whole state:

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

7.8%
Whole state:

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

6.6
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0
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    Cemetery: Church of the Wildwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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Year house built

  • 322010 or later
  • 1,7312000 to 2009
  • 1,2901990 to 1999
  • 9021980 to 1989
  • 1,7261970 to 1979
  • 9051960 to 1969
  • 1,0091950 to 1959
  • 6571940 to 1949
  • 1,3841939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Detroit Lakes, MN (56501)

  • 4no bedroom
  • 2281 bedroom
  • 1,3092 bedrooms
  • 2,0373 bedrooms
  • 1,2314 bedrooms
  • 4525+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit Lakes, MN (56501)

  • 15no bedroom
  • 5041 bedroom
  • 7982 bedrooms
  • 3543 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 295+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit Lakes, MN (56501) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 153no vehicle
  • 1,2861 vehicle
  • 2,3692 vehicles
  • 9753 vehicles
  • 3114 vehicles
  • 1675+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit Lakes, MN (56501) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 335no vehicle
  • 8511 vehicle
  • 4062 vehicles
  • 1513 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $675.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $235,671.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $175,400
56501:

$175,400
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,300 - $281,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 4.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,908

Size of family households: 2,516 2-persons, 848 3-persons, 669 4-persons, 331 5-persons, 162 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,050 1-person, 366 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons

2,206 married couples with children.
1,040 single-parent households (160 men, 880 women).

97.2% of residents of 56501 zip code speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% very well, 2% well, 5% not well, 1% not at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% very well, 5% well, 7% not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (87% very well, 13% well).

Foreign born population: 305 (1.9%)
(63.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 34%Canada
  • 12%Korea
  • 10%Laos
  • 7%Poland
  • 6%Ukraine
  • 5%Germany
  • 3%England

Most common first ancestries reported in 56501 (%)

  • 28%German
  • 23%Norwegian
  • 9%Other groups
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%Swedish
  • 3%English
  • 3%American

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 52010 or later
  • 1372000 to 2009
  • 481990 to 1999
  • 171Before 1990

Zip code 56501 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 56501:

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Zip code 56501 marital status for males
Zip code 56501 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 36%Utility gas
  • 33%Electricity
  • 20%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 15,501. Population change in the 1990s: -454 (-2.9%).

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


58% of the 56501 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

89% of the 56501 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 138
Here:

9.1%
Minnesota:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

1.0%
Minnesota:

8.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

11.0%
Minnesota:

23.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 82,955Legal occupations
  • 69,583Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 61,953Management occupations
  • 56,190Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 52,212Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 48,833Life, physical, and social science occupations

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 225 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
Most common first names in zip code 56501 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10876.1 years
Mary7579.7 years
Robert6667.5 years
Charles6076.9 years
William5778.2 years
Ruth5783.4 years
George5479.0 years
Carl5481.3 years
James4873.1 years
Albert4677.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 56501 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16681.1 years
Anderson9678.5 years
Olson9078.9 years
Nelson7677.5 years
Hanson5779.9 years
Peterson5280.1 years
Erickson5079.4 years
Larson4075.5 years
Carlson2274.2 years
Thompson2279.0 years
Businesses in zip code 56501
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Menards1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Subaru1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

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