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56542 Zip Code (Fosston, MN) Detailed Profile




City: Fosston, MN (0.85%)
Counties: Polk County, MN (74.67%), Mahnomen County, MN (25.33%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,934
Zip code population in 2010: 2,829
Zip code population in 2000: 2,871

Houses and condos: 1,428
Renter-occupied apartments: 374
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 56542: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 191.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 10.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56542
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.0% ($1,389)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($2,445)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,493 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,269 (1.0%)

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Males: 1,444  (49.2%)
Females: 1,490  (50.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 56542:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56542:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

Zip code 56542 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 56542 (2017)
    • 2,67493.1%White
    • 582.0%Two or more races
    • 541.9%American Indian
    • 381.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 50.2%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $146,191
56542:

$146,191
Minnesota:

$224,000



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 56542 zip code as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 56542 is 2,859 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.3 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 56542, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,704 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,704
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $37,782 (reported on 82.4% of returns)
Here:

$37,782
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.6% for AGIs below $25k, 73.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 38.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,232 (reported on 37.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,232
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,052 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,052
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,524 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$6,524
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,692 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$7,692
State:

+$12,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs below $25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,225 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
56542:

$7,225
Minnesota:

$15,212
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,306 (21% of AGI, reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$19,306
State:

$24,665

Here:

21.4% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.1% for AGIs below $25k, 8.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,120 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,120
State:

$3,948
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,834 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
56542:

$6,834
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,013 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,013
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.0%
Here:

68%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 60.0% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56542, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,445 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,445
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $28,059 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$28,059
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 121.7% for AGIs below $10k, 73.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,262 (reported on 45.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,262
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,249 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,249
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,815 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

+$3,815
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,891 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,891
State:

+$10,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,030 (reported on 5.2% of returns)
56542:

$3,030
Minnesota:

$2,955

Total itemized deductions: $15,187 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$15,187
State:

$20,035

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.3% for AGIs below $10k, 6.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,264 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,264
State:

$3,333

Here:

4.5% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,222 (reported on 70.8% of returns)
56542:

$4,222
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,717 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,717
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 75.4%
Here:

75%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 64.3% for AGIs below $10k, 80.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 91.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$51,866
Minnesota:

$68,388
Fosston, MN (56542) map Nearest zip codes: 56651, 56556, 56557, 56646, 56516, 56592.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.7%
Minnesota:

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

6.6%
Minnesota:

6.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 146
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,078


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 38 (26 now married, 11 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 520 (252 now married, 267 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56542 with a mortgage: 417 (9 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 436

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,137
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $426

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

14.2%
Whole state:

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

7.8%
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:

4.3
State:

4.0
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 56542: Fosston (A), City of Fosston Campground (B), Sand Hill Camp (C), Fosston Golf Club (D), Fosston Library (E), Fosston Police Department (F), Fosston Volunteer Fire Department (G), East Polk Heritage Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 56542 include: Cross Lake Church (A), Saint Peter Church (B), Poplar Lake Church (C), Sand Hill Chapel (D), Sand Hill Church (E), Bethel Assembly Church (F), Calvary Free Lutheran Church (G), First English Lutheran Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Poplar River Cemetery (1), Queen Cemetery (2), Cross Lake Cemetery (3), Rosehill Cemetery (4), Duane Cemetery (5), Mamre Cemetery (6), Hansville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: South Lake (A), Whitefish Lake (B), Volden Lake (C), Underberg Lake (D), Turtle Lake (E), Third Lake (F), Syverson Lake (G), Strand Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 56542 include: Foot State Wildlife Management Area (1), Hasselton State Wildlife Management Area (2), Hill River State Wildlife Management Area (3), Hovland State Wildlife Management Area (4), Kroening State Wildlife Management Area (5), Melland Park (6), Lavoi State Wildlife Management Area (7), Sagaiigan State Wildlife Management Area (8), Tilberg County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 112010 to 2013
  • 1612000 to 2009
  • 1691990 to 1999
  • 1291980 to 1989
  • 1691970 to 1979
  • 1361960 to 1969
  • 1501950 to 1959
  • 971940 to 1949
  • 3811939 or earlier

Zip code 56542 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fosston, MN (56542)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fosston, MN (56542)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 1342 bedrooms
  • 3763 bedrooms
  • 2624 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fosston, MN (56542)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fosston, MN (56542)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1211 bedroom
  • 1212 bedrooms
  • 843 bedrooms
  • 414 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fosston, MN (56542) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fosston, MN (56542) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 31no vehicle
  • 1921 vehicle
  • 3142 vehicles
  • 2143 vehicles
  • 714 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fosston, MN (56542) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fosston, MN (56542) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 65no vehicle
  • 1751 vehicle
  • 842 vehicles
  • 413 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

  • Zip code 56542 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 56542 household income distribution in 2017
  • 81Less than $10,000
  • 106$10,000 to $14,999
  • 74$15,000 to $19,999
  • 57$20,000 to $24,999
  • 62$25,000 to $29,999
  • 50$30,000 to $34,999
  • 47$35,000 to $39,999
  • 56$40,000 to $44,999
  • 54$45,000 to $49,999
  • 114$50,000 to $59,999
  • 134$60,000 to $74,999
  • 139$75,000 to $99,999
  • 103$100,000 to $124,999
  • 51$125,000 to $149,999
  • 48$150,000 to $199,999
  • 25$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 56542

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 56542
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 26$40,000 to $49,999
  • 26$50,000 to $59,999
  • 27$60,000 to $69,999
  • 42$70,000 to $79,999
  • 42$80,000 to $89,999
  • 27$90,000 to $99,999
  • 98$100,000 to $124,999
  • 62$125,000 to $149,999
  • 107$150,000 to $174,999
  • 75$175,000 to $199,999
  • 58$200,000 to $249,999
  • 69$250,000 to $299,999
  • 22$300,000 to $399,999
  • 18$400,000 to $499,999
  • 16$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 56542

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 56542
  • 4$100 to $149
  • 27$200 to $249
  • 4$250 to $299
  • 17$300 to $349
  • 7$350 to $399
  • 21$400 to $449
  • 47$450 to $499
  • 29$500 to $549
  • 37$550 to $599
  • 20$600 to $649
  • 17$650 to $699
  • 24$700 to $749
  • 12$750 to $799
  • 17$800 to $899
  • 12$900 to $999
  • 2$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2$1,500 to $1,999
  • 3$3,000 to $3,499
  • 39No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $738.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $136,149
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $64,221
  • Asian householders: $437,873
  • Two or more races householders: $128,442

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $146,191
56542:

$146,191
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,334 - $207,922
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 56542
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,065
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 21
  • 5 to 9: 25
  • 10 to 19: 76
  • 20 to 49: 36
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 146

Unemployment: 2.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56542

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56542
  • 81.3%1,109Drove a car alone
  • 9.5%129Carpooled
  • 0.2%3Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.3%4Taxi
  • 0.8%11Bicycle
  • 4.2%57Walked
  • 3.4%47Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56542

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56542
  • 233Less than 5 minutes
  • 3385 to 9 minutes
  • 20110 to 14 minutes
  • 10815 to 19 minutes
  • 8820 to 24 minutes
  • 4825 to 29 minutes
  • 7530 to 34 minutes
  • 435 to 39 minutes
  • 1840 to 44 minutes
  • 11145 to 59 minutes
  • 5260 to 89 minutes
  • 3290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 71.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,845
  • In family households: 2,259 (404 male householders, 332 female householders)
    621 spouses, 728 children (690 natural, 10 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 62 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 4 other relatives, 45 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 587 (211 male householders (183 living alone)), 276 female householders (240 living alone)), 97 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 88 (84 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 421 2-persons, 124 3-persons, 90 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 424 1-person, 47 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons

469 married couples with children.
120 single-parent households (4 men, 116 women).

95.8% of residents of 56542 zip code speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% very well, 30% well, 3% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 31 (1.1%)
(84.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

8.7%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 32%El Salvador
  • 23%Eritrea
  • 16%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 56542
  • 42%Norwegian
  • 14%German
  • 5%Scandinavian
  • 4%American
  • 4%Pennsylvania German
  • 3%Swedish
  • 3%Russian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 102010 or later
  • 262000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 13Before 1990

Zip code 56542 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • FOSSTON WWTP (TOWNSHIP ROAD 27 in FOSSTON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - PCS-MN0022128, NPDES NON-MAJOR
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) - SDWIS-MN1600010 4, WATER TREATMENT PLANT
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES.
    Organizations: FOSSTON CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FOSSTON IMPLEMENT CO (HWY 2 W in FOSSTON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND047253554, CESQG, RCRIS-MND047253554,
    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))
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: FARM AND GARDEN MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
    Organizations: DU FAULT LLOYD (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FIRST CARE MEDICAL SERVICES (900 HILLIGOSS BOULEVARD SOUTHEAST in FOSSTON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND076511088, CESQG, RCRIS-MND076511088,
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HOSPITALS
    Organizations: FOSSTON CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: FOSSTON HOSPITAL
  • AIR TECH PAINT AND BODY (HIGHWAY 2 WEST FOSSTON AIRPORT in FOSSTON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MN0000781872, CESQG, RCRIS-MN0000781872,
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: ANDERSON RICHARD W (CONTACT/OWNER) , AIR TECH PAINT & BODY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AIP TECH PAINT AND BODY
  • GARYS 66 SER (101 N JOHNSON AVE in FOSSTON, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND985706902, CESQG, RCRIS-MND985706902,
    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: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOPS
    Organizations: HANSON GARY (CONTACT/OWNER) , GARY S 66 SERVICE (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FOSSTON SEC. (301 E. 1ST ST. in FOSSTON, MN)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-010601020
  • NORTHERN FOOD & DAIRY INCORPORATED (710 WEST FIRST STREET in FOSSTON, MN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: DRY, CONDENSED, AND EVAPORATED DAIRY PRODUCTS
    Alternative names: LAND O LAKES, SUNOPTA INGREDIENTS
  • ABELGARRD LOGGING (ROUTE 1 in FOSSTON, MN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
  • FOSSTON FORD INC (HWY 2 E in FOSSTON, MN)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: LOWTH BOB (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FOSSTON COOP ELEVATOR (COUNTY ROAD 1 in FOSSTON, MN)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)

Zip code 56542 marital status for males
Zip code 56542 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 32.7%Electricity
  • 14.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 2,469. Population change in the 1990s: +402 (+16.3%).

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

  • This state: 2,242
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 362
  • South: 92
  • West: 168

63% of the 56542 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.

90% of the 56542 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Fosston, MN (56542)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

17.0%
Minnesota:

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

0.6%
Minnesota:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

5.0%
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 ($)
  • 77,858Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 70,173Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 65,638Business and financial operations occupations
  • 64,089Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 61,025Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 58,295Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • LE PIER OIL COMPANY INC (320 1ST ST E in FOSSTON, MN; small business) : $2,886,560 in 23 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Liquid Propellants and Fuels, Petroleum Base, Fuel Oils, Waste Treatment and Storage, Fueling and Other Petroleum Services - Excluding Storage, and more by Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force
    Signed by year: 2000: $307,115; 2001: $281,174; 2002: $204,380; 2003: $190,970; 2004: $1,247,923; 2005: $638,258; 2006: $16,740.

    Biggest contracts:
    $661,572 with Defense Logistics Agency for Liquid Propellants and Fuels, Petroleum Base. Signed on 2004-11-29. Completion date: 2005-06-30.
    $451,932, same as above. Signed on 2005-04-01. Completion date: 2007-06-30.
    $257,693 with Defense Logistics Agency for Fuel Oils. Signed on 2004-08-10. Completion date: 2009-06-30.
    $171,626 with Air Force for Waste Treatment and Storage. Taking place in ND. Signed on 2005-10-01. Completion date: 2006-09-30.

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)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (10-19: 2, 5-9: 3)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (20-49: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (20-49: 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:

  • 66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 75 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • 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
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$106,37317$79,63354$127,15210$50,7241$8,40014$123,0316$92,098
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$56,6853$115,0531$10,0800$01$101,6203$41,150
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$175,5202$47,87024$120,4411$3,3600$03$132,9672$63,825
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$110,43511$132,9171$30,2300$00$01$115,890
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$61,5870$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$65,9250$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$45,3501$187,2800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$125,9700$01$125,970
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 56542
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 56542 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 56542 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl3079.7 years
John2678.0 years
Anna2584.3 years
Oscar2479.8 years
Clara2285.6 years
Arthur2279.5 years
Mabel2083.7 years
George1978.2 years
Melvin1777.7 years
Henry1679.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 56542 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson5077.6 years
Anderson3778.1 years
Johnson3178.9 years
Nelson2782.0 years
Erickson1882.8 years
Hanson1881.8 years
Peterson1678.9 years
Larson1481.3 years
Lee1379.6 years
Matson1284.9 years
Businesses in zip code 56542
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Dairy Queen1Lane Furniture1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1UPS1
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