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: 594
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,337
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,207
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 17,350
Population in Households 16,986
Population in Familes 13,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 364
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 7,437
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,699
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,449 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,988 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,461 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $197,290
Average Home Value $245,536


Median Household Income $51,883
Average Household Income $68,447
Per Capita Income $29,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.77%
Households 1.13% 0.8%
Families 1.03% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

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

The table below compares 56501 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 # 110 88th
Population Density1 # 261 70th
Diversity Index2 # 255 71st
Median Household Income # 511 42nd
Per Capita Income # 375 58th

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