Cottonwood, MN 56229 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56229: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cottonwood, MN 56229

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lyon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.606, Longitude -95.671
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56229 has segments in 3 Counties (Lyon, Redwood, Yellow Medicine).

  • Businesses Addresses: 49
  • PO Box Addresses: 195
  • Residential Addresses: 527
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 34
    • Single Family Addresses: 493

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Cottonwood, MN 56229 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,913
Daytime Population: Workers 1,138
Daytime Population: Residents 875
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,013
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 1,905
Population in Familes 1,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $64,795
Average Household Income $86,092
Per Capita Income $34,337


Total Housing Units 828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 573 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $166,602
Average Home Value $206,414


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 520
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 0.0% 0.08%
Households -0.05% 0.05%
Families -0.16% -0.04%
Median Household Income   4.04%
Per Capita Income   4.19%

Cottonwood, MN 56229 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56229 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 # 431 51st
Population Density # 529 40th
Diversity Index # 345 61st
Median Household Income # 204 77th
Per Capita Income # 191 78th

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