Staples, MN 56479 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 56479: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Staples, MN 56479

Not Acceptable, USPS
Moran, MN 56479
Poplar, MN 56479

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wadena County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.354, Longitude -94.795
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56479 has segments in 2 Counties (Todd, Wadena).

  • Businesses Addresses: 171
  • PO Box Addresses: 92
  • Residential Addresses: 2,179
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 223
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,956

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

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Staples, MN 56479 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,479
Population in Households 5,258
Population in Familes 4,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $43,154
Average Household Income $57,854
Per Capita Income $23,408


Total Housing Units 2,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,619 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 492 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $131,984
Average Home Value $161,133


Total Households 2,175
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,393
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.25% 0.34%
Households 0.26% 0.35%
Families 0.12% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Staples, MN 56479 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56479 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 # 240 73rd
Population Density # 429 51st
Diversity Index # 458 48th
Median Household Income # 820 7th
Per Capita Income # 826 6th

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