Wood Lake, MN 56297 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56297: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wood Lake, MN 56297

  • 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: 25
  • PO Box Addresses: 163
  • Residential Addresses: 182
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 182

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

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  2. Growth Rates for 56297 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Wood Lake, MN 56297 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 891
Population in Households 890
Population in Familes 736
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $58,313
Average Household Income $73,985
Per Capita Income $28,656


Total Housing Units 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $102,869
Average Home Value $165,893


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 240
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.26% -0.38%
Households -0.28% -0.41%
Families -0.45% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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

The table below compares 56297 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 # 606 31st
Population Density # 639 27th
Diversity Index # 185 79th
Median Household Income # 406 54th
Per Capita Income # 589 33rd

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