Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 620
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,342
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,240
  • County: Becker County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.815, Longitude -95.846
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56501 has segments in 2 Counties (Becker, Otter Tail).

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Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,230
Daytime Population: Workers 11,570
Daytime Population: Residents 8,448
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,018
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 16,869
Population in Familes 13,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 361
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $55,381
Average Household Income $72,132
Per Capita Income $30,932


Total Housing Units 9,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,326 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,008 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,381 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $198,689
Average Home Value $244,442


Total Households 7,334
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,630
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 1.03% 0.79%
Households 1.01% 0.77%
Families 0.93% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56501 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 # 115 87th
Population Density # 264 70th
Diversity Index # 271 70th
Median Household Income # 469 47th
Per Capita Income # 355 60th

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