Verndale, MN 56481 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56481: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Verndale, MN 56481

Not Acceptable, USPS
Oylen, MN 56481
Thomastown, MN 56481
Wing River, MN 56481

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 41
  • Single Family Addresses: 771
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 9
  • County: Wadena County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.4, Longitude -95.015
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56481 has segments in 3 Counties (Cass, Todd, Wadena).

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Verndale, MN 56481 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,202
Daytime Population: Workers 288
Daytime Population: Residents 1,158
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,446
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 2,192
Population in Familes 1,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $42,657
Average Household Income $60,497
Per Capita Income $24,117


Total Housing Units 1,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 718 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $149,130
Average Home Value $172,493


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 613
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 0.41% 0.49%
Households 0.47% 0.5%
Families 0.37% 0.42%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.75%

Verndale, MN 56481 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56481 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 # 399 55th
Population Density # 587 33rd
Diversity Index # 444 50th
Median Household Income # 809 8th
Per Capita Income # 795 10th

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