Benson, MN 56215 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56215: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Benson, MN 56215

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 234
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,814
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 249
  • County: Swift County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.314, Longitude -95.602
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56215 has segments in 2 Counties (Pope, Swift).

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Benson, MN 56215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,558
Population in Households 4,469
Population in Familes 3,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,967
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,420 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 547 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $116,045
Average Home Value $143,873


Median Household Income $48,668
Average Household Income $65,256
Per Capita Income $28,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.43%
Households -0.39% -0.44%
Families -0.48% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Benson, MN 56215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56215 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 # 263 70th
Population Density1 # 469 47th
Diversity Index2 # 477 46th
Median Household Income # 634 28th
Per Capita Income # 445 50th

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