Wells, MN 56097 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56097: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wells, MN 56097

Acceptable Alternative
Walters, MN 56097

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 139
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,440
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 93
  • County: Faribault County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.742, Longitude -93.728
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56097 has segments in 3 Counties (Faribault, Freeborn, Waseca).

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Wells, MN 56097 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,504
Population in Households 3,455
Population in Familes 2,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,509
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 986
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,205 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $96,754
Average Home Value $138,444


Median Household Income $45,814
Average Household Income $60,366
Per Capita Income $26,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.32%
Households -0.26% -0.19%
Families -0.37% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Wells, MN 56097 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56097 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 # 308 65th
Population Density1 # 497 44th
Diversity Index2 # 299 66th
Median Household Income # 705 20th
Per Capita Income # 636 28th

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