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City: Rothsay, MN (0.45%)
Counties: Wilkin County, MN (74.96%), Otter Tail County, MN (25.04%)
Estimated zip code population in 2016: 1,161
Zip code population in 2010: 1,136
Zip code population in 2000: 1,214

Houses and condos: 584
Renter-occupied apartments: 68
% of renters here:

14%
State:

29%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 56579: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 195.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 56579
Zip code 56579 (Rothsay, Minnesota) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2016:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,468)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($2,359)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,619 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,325 (1.4%)

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Males: 628  (54.1%)
Females: 533  (45.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 56579:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 56579:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

Zip code 56579 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 56579

  • Zip code 56579 races chart
    • 1,104White population
    • 1Black population
    • 4American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 14Two or more races population
    • 10Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2016: $121,091
56579:

$121,091
Minnesota:

$211,800
Median resident age:
This zip code:

47.8 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 56579, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $56,652 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$56,652
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $36,885 (reported on 83.9% of returns)
Here:

$36,885
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.0% for AGIs below $25k, 81.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 26.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $863 (reported on 42.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$863
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,492 (reported on 23.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,492
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$15,000 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

+$15,000
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,213 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$9,213
State:

+$12,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $25k, 7.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,120 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
56579:

$4,120
Minnesota:

$15,212

Total itemized deductions: $19,517 (17% of AGI, reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,517
State:

$24,665

Here:

16.8% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,300 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$5,300
State:

$3,948
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,917 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
56579:

$7,917
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,900 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,900
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 71.4%
Here:

71%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 63.2% for AGIs below $25k, 64.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 56579, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,606 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,606
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $27,217 (reported on 81.3% of returns)
Here:

$27,217
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 110.5% for AGIs below $10k, 67.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,133 (reported on 45.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,133
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,480 (reported on 22.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,480
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,128 (reported on 23.7% of returns)
Here:

+$2,128
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,661 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,661
State:

+$10,442

Profit/loss from farming: +$8,473 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here +$8,473
State -$962
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -48.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,458 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
56579:

$3,458
Minnesota:

$2,955

Total itemized deductions: $15,716 (27% of AGI, reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

$15,716
State:

$20,035

Here:

27.2% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,123 (4% of AGI, reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,123
State:

$3,333

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $3,819 (reported on 77.9% of returns)
56579:

$3,819
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,000 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,000
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.1%
Here:

71%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 58.7% for AGIs below $10k, 67.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 115.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2016:
This zip code:

$56,142
Minnesota:

$65,599
Rothsay, MN (56579) map Nearest zip codes: 56543, 56533, 56514, 56520, 56553, 56572.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.1%
Minnesota:

48.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.1%
Minnesota:

6.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 27
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 468


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 11 (8 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 176 (97 now married, 77 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 56579 with a mortgage: 238 (1 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 186

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,128
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

5.0%
Whole state:

9.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

2.9%
Whole state:

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

6.9
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 56579: Rothsay (A), Lawndale (B), Rothsay Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 56579 include: Friborg Church (A), Hedemarken Church (B), Hamar Lutheran Church (C), Our Savior's Church (D), Rothsay Baptist Church (E), South Immanuel Church (F), Meadows Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Hedemarken Lutheran Church Cemetery (1), Old Friborg Cemetery (2), South Immanuel Cemetery (3), Manston Cemetery (4), Hamar Cemetery (5), Meadows Cemetery (6), Prairie View Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Peterson Lake (A), Nelson Lake (B), Moen Lake (C), Houland Lake (D), Lawndale Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 56579 include: Oscar State Wildlife Management Area (1), Rothsay State Wildlife Management Area (2), Akron State Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 17Built 2010 to 2013
  • 93Built 2000 to 2009
  • 59Built 1990 to 1999
  • 26Built 1980 to 1989
  • 98Built 1970 to 1979
  • 45Built 1960 to 1969
  • 67Built 1950 to 1959
  • 14Built 1940 to 1949
  • 158Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 56579 population

Zip code 56579 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rothsay, MN (56579)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 131 bedroom
  • 732 bedrooms
  • 1853 bedrooms
  • 864 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 56579 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rothsay, MN (56579)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 242 bedrooms
  • 393 bedrooms
  • 34 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 56579 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Rothsay, MN (56579) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 10no vehicle
  • 801 vehicle
  • 1112 vehicles
  • 1223 vehicles
  • 804 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 56579 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Rothsay, MN (56579) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 5no vehicle
  • 261 vehicle
  • 262 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 56579 population

  • Zip code 56579 household income distribution in 2016

  • Zip code 56579 household income distribution in 2016
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 19$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 34$30,000 to $34,999
  • 35$35,000 to $39,999
  • 36$40,000 to $44,999
  • 18$45,000 to $49,999
  • 59$50,000 to $59,999
  • 54$60,000 to $74,999
  • 92$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25$125,000 to $149,999
  • 22$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 56579

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 56579
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 18$50,000 to $59,999
  • 31$60,000 to $69,999
  • 16$70,000 to $79,999
  • 33$80,000 to $89,999
  • 37$90,000 to $99,999
  • 33$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 53$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 49$200,000 to $249,999
  • 13$250,000 to $299,999
  • 27$300,000 to $399,999
  • 5$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 56579

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 56579
  • 2$150 to $199
  • 1$300 to $349
  • 12$400 to $449
  • 5$450 to $499
  • 10$500 to $549
  • 3$550 to $599
  • 3$650 to $699
  • 5$700 to $749
  • 4$800 to $899
  • 12No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2016: $695.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $169,160.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2016 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $108,556
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $27,978

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $121,091
56579:

$121,091
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,730 - $216,680

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 501
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 5
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • Mobile homes: 35

Unemployment: 0.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56579

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 56579
  • 74.6%466Drove a car alone
  • 9.3%58Carpooled
  • 6.7%42Walked
  • 0.6%4Other means
  • 8.6%54Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56579

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 56579
  • 49Less than 5 minutes
  • 765 to 9 minutes
  • 2910 to 14 minutes
  • 5615 to 19 minutes
  • 5520 to 24 minutes
  • 5725 to 29 minutes
  • 7230 to 34 minutes
  • 1835 to 39 minutes
  • 5740 to 44 minutes
  • 7245 to 59 minutes
  • 1760 to 89 minutes
  • 1090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 45.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,161
  • In family households: 1,005 (170 male householders, 191 female householders)
    299 spouses, 308 children (299 natural, 3 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 5 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 155 (91 male householders (78 living alone)), 40 female householders (36 living alone)), 23 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 198 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 58 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 115 1-person, 7 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 4 4-persons

160 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (16 men, 38 women).

97.6% of residents of 56579 zip code speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 13 (1.2%)
(85.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.2%
Whole state:

8.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%)

  • 69%Romania
  • 15%Thailand

Most common first ancestries reported in 56579 (%)

  • 44%Norwegian
  • 22%German
  • 4%American
  • 3%Scandinavian
  • 2%English
  • 2%European
  • 1%Danish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 92010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 101990 to 1999
  • 9Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 56579 population

Zip code 56579 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • EVELO INC (RTE 2 in ROTHSAY, MN)
    STATE MASTER (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permits and compilance tracking) - RCRAINFO-MND071341473, CESQG, RCRIS-MND071341473,
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: VELO DALE (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 56579 marital status for males
Zip code 56579 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 42%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36%Electricity
  • 13%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas
  • 2%Other fuel
  • 1%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 916. Population change in the 1990s: +298 (+32.5%).

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

  • This state: 803
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 258
  • South: 15
  • West: 39

71% of the 56579 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

94% of the 56579 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 different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

10.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.8%
Minnesota:

8.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

22.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 72,665Business and financial operations occupations
  • 71,805Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 61,926Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 59,180Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 58,640Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 52,912Management occupations
Note: State values scaled to 56579 population

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 6)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Janitorial Services (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Motor Vehicle Parts (Used) Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)

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)

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 56579 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1076.7 years
Arthur1086.7 years
Alfred880.0 years
Clara786.8 years
Walter676.7 years
Anna588.6 years
Helen581.8 years
Agnes585.2 years
Inga587.2 years
Carl584.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 56579 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson978.6 years
Wigdahl880.1 years
Hovland884.5 years
Nelson880.7 years
Brenden886.4 years
Honrud783.8 years
Amundson777.6 years
Larson782.3 years
Shirley775.3 years
Heggen681.5 years
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