Northfield, MN 55057 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 55057: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Northfield, MN 55057

Not Acceptable, USPS
Waterford, MN 55057

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 717
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,744
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,682
  • County: Rice County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.445, Longitude -93.182
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 55057 has segments in 3 Counties (Dakota, Goodhue, Rice).

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Northfield, MN 55057 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,446
Population in Households 20,733
Population in Familes 16,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,713
Population Density1 198
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 8,369
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 5,579
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,147 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,222 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 666 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $244,641
Average Home Value $274,793


Median Household Income $70,031
Average Household Income $87,511
Per Capita Income $30,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.41%
Households 0.74% 0.62%
Families 0.69% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Northfield, MN 55057 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 55057 to the other 880 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 92nd
Population Density1 # 201 77th
Diversity Index2 # 165 81st
Median Household Income # 137 85th
Per Capita Income # 305 65th

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