Elbow Lake, MN 56531 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56531: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Not Acceptable, USPS
Erdahl, MN 56531

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Grant County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.995, Longitude -95.969
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56531 has segments in 2 Counties (Grant, Otter Tail).

  • Businesses Addresses: 119
  • PO Box Addresses: 156
  • Residential Addresses: 734
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 60
    • Single Family Addresses: 674

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

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Elbow Lake, MN 56531 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,987
Population in Households 1,972
Population in Familes 1,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 12
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $65,417
Per Capita Income $29,058


Total Housing Units 1,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 699 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $97,449
Average Home Value $142,346


Total Households 880
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 547
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 0.14% 0.31%
Households 0.19% 0.34%
Families 0.04% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Elbow Lake, MN 56531 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56531 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 # 424 52nd
Population Density # 644 27th
Diversity Index # 524 41st
Median Household Income # 690 21st
Per Capita Income # 553 37th

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