Ottertail, MN 56571 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56571: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ottertail, MN 56571

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 64
  • Single Family Addresses: 923
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Otter Tail County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.41, Longitude -95.533
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ottertail, MN 56571 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,951
Daytime Population: Workers 853
Daytime Population: Residents 1,078
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,931
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,937
Population in Familes 1,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $52,011
Average Household Income $68,595
Per Capita Income $29,787


Total Housing Units 1,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 737 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 865 (50.6%)
Median Home Value $235,920
Average Home Value $274,932


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 607
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 0.89% 0.63%
Households 0.86% 0.63%
Families 0.77% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   4.12%

Ottertail, MN 56571 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56571 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 # 426 52nd
Population Density # 387 56th
Diversity Index # 782 12th
Median Household Income # 583 34th
Per Capita Income # 435 51st

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