Porter, MN 56280 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56280: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Porter, MN 56280

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 10
  • Single Family Addresses: 171
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 10
  • County: Yellow Medicine County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.672, Longitude -96.155
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56280 has segments in 2 Counties (Lincoln, Yellow Medicine).

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Porter, MN 56280 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 518
Daytime Population: Workers 131
Daytime Population: Residents 215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 517
Population in Familes 437
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $63,573
Average Household Income $79,074
Per Capita Income $34,670


Total Housing Units 269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $140,441
Average Home Value $193,005


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.78%
Households -0.3% -0.81%
Families -0.42% -0.76%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Porter, MN 56280 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56280 to the other 883 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 704 20th
Population Density # 761 14th
Diversity Index # 855 3rd
Median Household Income # 233 74th
Per Capita Income # 178 80th

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