Lake Crystal, MN 56055 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56055: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Crystal, MN 56055

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 81
  • Single Family Addresses: 624
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 140
  • County: Blue Earth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.115, Longitude -94.216
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lake Crystal, MN 56055 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,043
Population in Households 4,041
Population in Familes 3,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,675
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,090
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,338 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $144,125
Average Home Value $180,568


Median Household Income $60,207
Average Household Income $74,725
Per Capita Income $30,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.51%
Households 0.56% 0.58%
Families 0.34% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Lake Crystal, MN 56055 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56055 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 # 285 68th
Population Density1 # 394 55th
Diversity Index2 # 646 27th
Median Household Income # 252 72nd
Per Capita Income # 281 68th

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