New Ulm, MN 56073 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56073: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Ulm, MN 56073

Acceptable Alternative
Essig, MN 56073
Klossner, MN 56073
Searles, MN 56073

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 599
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,121
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,297
  • County: Brown County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.313, Longitude -94.466
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56073 has segments in 2 Counties (Brown, Nicollet).

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New Ulm, MN 56073 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,578
Population in Households 15,678
Population in Familes 12,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 900
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 7,037
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,408 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,629 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $137,508
Average Home Value $163,628


Median Household Income $51,778
Average Household Income $67,709
Per Capita Income $29,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.14%
Households 0.12% -0.03%
Families 0.01% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

New Ulm, MN 56073 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56073 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 # 119 87th
Population Density1 # 255 71st
Diversity Index2 # 668 24th
Median Household Income # 516 41st
Per Capita Income # 391 56th

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