Zip Code 56215 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBenson
Zip Code StateMinnesota
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Swift
Secondary County: Pope
Area Code320
Current Population:4693
Racial Majority:White 95.24%
Public School Racial Majority:White 93.1%
Unemployment Rate:3.5%
Median Household Income$42451
Average Adjusted Gross Income$58680
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time13.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range1007 - 1266 ft.
Area232 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)45.31301500, -95.57252600

Zip Code 56215 Description

Zip Code 56215 is located in the state of Minnesota in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul metro area. Zip code 56215 is primarily located in Swift County. Portions of 56215 are also located in Pope County. The official US Postal Service name for 56215 is BENSON, Minnesota. Portions of zip code 56215 are contained within or border the city limits of Benson, MN, Clontarf, MN, and Danvers, MN. The area code for zip code 56215 is 320. 56215 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Minnesota.

The current unemployment level in 56215 is 3.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.8% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 2.6% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 56215 decreased to 4693 from 4977 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 56215 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 56215 public schools is White. 29.2% of students in 56215 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 4179 95.24% 4525 -8%
 Black Or African American 60 1.37% 17 +253%
 Hispanic 115 2.62% 108 +6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 9 -100%
 Asian 23 0.52% 9 +156%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 2 -100%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 23 0.25% 23 -52%

Zip Code 56215 Race/Ethnicity

 White 93.1%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 5.1%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0.8%

Zip Code 56215 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population46934977
Male Population49.10%
Female Population50.90%
Total Households2023
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$42451
Income Under $50K Per Year57.30%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.90%
56215 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Minnesota District 7Collin PetersonDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Minnesota Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$130688
Average Real Estate Sale Price$80673
Current Unemployment Level 3.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 4b: -25F to -20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 4a: -30F to -25F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 47b - Des Moines Lobe
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 56215 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)08213447566159493722733
Avg Max Temp (°F)20273956717983817259392454
Avg Precip (In.).88.711.662.123.024.473.893.812.592.411.44.6427.64
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours