Elbow Lake, MN 56531 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56531: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Not Acceptable, USPS
Erdahl, MN 56531

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 115
  • Single Family Addresses: 661
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 65
  • County: Grant County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.995, Longitude -95.969
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56531 has segments in 2 Counties (Grant, Otter Tail).

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Elbow Lake, MN 56531 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,050
Daytime Population: Workers 887
Daytime Population: Residents 971
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,858
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 2,035
Population in Familes 1,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,043
Average Household Income $64,012
Per Capita Income $28,498


Total Housing Units 1,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 682 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $92,803
Average Home Value $137,170


Total Households 910
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 569
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 0.33% 0.3%
Households 0.4% 0.35%
Families 0.27% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

Elbow Lake, MN 56531 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56531 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 # 417 53rd
Population Density # 638 28th
Diversity Index # 587 33rd
Median Household Income # 705 20th
Per Capita Income # 531 40th

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