56297 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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Wood Lake, MN

ZIP Code 56297: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wood Lake, MN 56297

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Yellow Medicine County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.652, Longitude -95.541
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56297 has segments in 3 Counties (Lyon, Redwood, Yellow Medicine).

  • Businesses Addresses: 21
  • PO Box Addresses: 153
  • Residential Addresses: 181
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 181

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Database updated: July 1, 2021, Maps updated: May 5, 2021.


Wood Lake, MN 56297 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 887 (100%)
Population in Households 886 (99.9%)
Population in Families 732 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 13
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $56,817
Average Household Income $70,886
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $27,971
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $142,857
Average Home Value $210,895
Housing Affordability Index3 235


Total Households 350
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 242
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.14% -0.23%
Households 0.18% -0.17%
Families 0.04% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Wood Lake, MN 56297 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56297 to the other 879 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 608 31st
Population Density # 632 28th
Median Household Income # 664 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 723 82nd
Per Capita Income # 760 14th
Diversity Index # 202 77th

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