Mentor, MN 56736 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56736: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mentor, MN 56736

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 37
  • Single Family Addresses: 457
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 9
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.671, Longitude -96.211
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56736 has segments in 2 Counties (Polk, Red Lake).

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Mentor, MN 56736 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 923
Daytime Population: Workers 265
Daytime Population: Residents 406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 923
Population in Familes 752
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $57,696
Average Household Income $71,241
Per Capita Income $32,726


Total Housing Units 970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 546 (56.3%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $235,109


Total Households 424
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 293
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 0.55% 0.41%
Households 0.43% 0.37%
Families 0.38% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Mentor, MN 56736 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56736 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 # 601 32nd
Population Density # 704 20th
Diversity Index # 645 27th
Median Household Income # 380 57th
Per Capita Income # 262 70th

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