Ortonville, MN 56278 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56278: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ortonville, MN 56278

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 182
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,093
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 130
  • County: Big Stone County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.315, Longitude -96.442
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56278 has segments in 2 Counties (Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle).

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Ortonville, MN 56278 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,732
Population in Households 2,646
Population in Familes 2,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,230
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 746
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 931 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 299 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 401 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $91,529
Average Home Value $128,947


Median Household Income $41,362
Average Household Income $59,152
Per Capita Income $26,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.19%
Households 0.83% 0.36%
Families 0.73% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Ortonville, MN 56278 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56278 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 # 362 59th
Population Density1 # 515 41st
Diversity Index2 # 722 18th
Median Household Income # 802 9th
Per Capita Income # 563 36th

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