Nelson, MN 56355 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56355: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nelson, MN 56355

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 15
  • Single Family Addresses: 192
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Douglas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.934, Longitude -95.219
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Nelson, MN 56355 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 587
Population in Households 586
Population in Familes 489
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $182,653
Average Home Value $206,312


Median Household Income $58,351
Average Household Income $66,309
Per Capita Income $26,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.2%
Households 0.0% 0.17%
Families 0.0% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Nelson, MN 56355 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56355 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 # 678 23rd
Population Density1 # 434 51st
Diversity Index2 # 825 7th
Median Household Income # 299 66th
Per Capita Income # 620 30th

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