Fergus Falls, MN 56537 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56537: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Acceptable Alternative
Carlisle, MN 56537

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 675
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,155
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,402
  • County: Otter Tail County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.291, Longitude -96.075
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56537 has segments in 2 Counties (Grant, Otter Tail).

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Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,836
Population in Households 18,167
Population in Familes 14,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 669
Population Density1 61
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 8,008
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,908
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,574 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,434 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 990 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $150,734
Average Home Value $182,661


Median Household Income $51,630
Average Household Income $67,706
Per Capita Income $29,163
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.28%
Households 0.29% 0.27%
Families 0.2% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.66%
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.

Fergus Falls, MN 56537 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56537 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 # 101 89th
Population Density1 # 302 66th
Diversity Index2 # 397 55th
Median Household Income # 594 33rd
Per Capita Income # 478 46th

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