Ortonville, MN 56278 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56278: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ortonville, MN 56278

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Big Stone County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.315, Longitude -96.442
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56278 has segments in 2 Counties (Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle).

  • Businesses Addresses: 187
  • PO Box Addresses: 42
  • Residential Addresses: 1,225
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 122
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,103

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

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Ortonville, MN 56278 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,561
Population in Households 2,475
Population in Familes 1,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $46,032
Average Household Income $61,636
Per Capita Income $27,971


Total Housing Units 1,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 883 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $137,033


Total Households 1,147
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 690
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 -0.22% -0.38%
Households -0.15% -0.33%
Families -0.31% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Ortonville, MN 56278 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56278 to the other 881 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 373 58th
Population Density # 537 39th
Diversity Index # 700 20th
Median Household Income # 771 13th
Per Capita Income # 647 27th

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