Zip Code 56297 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameWood Lake
Zip Code StateMinnesota
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Yellow Medicine
Secondary County: Redwood
Area Code507
Current Population:867
Racial Majority:White 96.9%
Unemployment Rate:4.8%
Median Household Income$45227
Average Adjusted Gross Income$56740
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time19.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range1030 - 1086 ft.
Area74 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)44.62991600, -95.53918800

Zip Code 56297 Description

Zip Code 56297 is located in the state of Minnesota in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul metro area. Zip code 56297 is primarily located in Yellow Medicine County. Portions of 56297 are also located in Redwood County. The official US Postal Service name for 56297 is WOOD LAKE, Minnesota. Portions of zip code 56297 are contained within or border the city limits of Wood Lake, MN, . Zip code 56297 is within area code 507 and area code 320. 56297 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Minnesota.

The current unemployment level in 56297 is 4.8% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.7% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.6% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 56297 increased to 867 from 852 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 56297 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 56297 public schools is . % of students in 56297 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 845 96.9% 796 +6%
 Black Or African American 15 1.72% 0 +0%
 Hispanic 5 0.57% 48 -90%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.8% 15 -53%
 Asian 0 0% 1 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 7 0% 7 -100%

Zip Code 56297 Race/Ethnicity

 White %
 Black Or African American %
 Hispanic %
 Asian %
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander %
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native %
 Two or More Races %

Zip Code 56297 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population867852
Male Population52.80%
Female Population47.20%
Total Households339
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$45227
Income Under $50K Per Year57.70%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year36.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.10%
56297 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Minnesota District 7Collin PetersonDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Minnesota Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$35000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$196331
Current Unemployment Level 4.8%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 4b: -25F to -20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 4b: -25F to -20F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 47b - Des Moines Lobe
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 56297 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)210223547576159493722834
Avg Max Temp (°F)21284057718084817360402655
Avg Precip (In.).78.651.752.453.123.983.713.242.492.041.53.6426.37
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours