Zip Code 56501 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameDetroit Lakes
Zip Code StateMinnesota
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Becker
Secondary County: Otter Tail
Area Code218
Current Population:16290
Racial Majority:White 91.05%
Public School Racial Majority:White 81.6%
Unemployment Rate:5.4%
Median Household Income$44423
Average Adjusted Gross Income$65630
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time19.4 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range1270 - 1608 ft.
Area223 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.84270500, -95.79040200

Zip Code 56501 Description

Zip Code 56501 is located in the state of Minnesota in the Fargo - Valley City metro area. Zip code 56501 is primarily located in Becker County. Portions of 56501 are also located in Otter Tail County. The official US Postal Service name for 56501 is DETROIT LAKES, Minnesota. Portions of zip code 56501 are contained within or border the city limits of Detroit Lakes, MN, Audubon, MN, and Pine Point, MN. The area code for zip code 56501 is 218. 56501 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Minnesota.

The current unemployment level in 56501 is 5.4% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.9% 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 56501 increased to 16290 from 15047 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 56501 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 56501 public schools is White. 42.3% of students in 56501 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 15150 91.05% 14964 +1%
 Black Or African American 79 0.47% 75 +5%
 Hispanic 333 2% 202 +65%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 607 3.65% 545 +11%
 Asian 65 0.39% 93 -30%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 7 -100%
 Other Race 11 0% 11 -100%
 Two Or More Races 393 2.43% 393 +3%

Zip Code 56501 Race/Ethnicity

 White 81.6%
 Black Or African American 1.3%
 Hispanic 1.9%
 Asian 0.9%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10%
 Two or More Races 4.2%

Zip Code 56501 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1629015047
Male Population49.30%
Female Population50.70%
Total Households6964
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$44423
Income Under $50K Per Year56.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year31.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.90%
56501 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Minnesota District 7Collin PetersonDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Minnesota Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$266489
Average Real Estate Sale Price$72000
Current Unemployment Level 5.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.1%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 3b: -35F to -30F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 3a: -40F to -35F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 51j - Alexandria Moraines and Detroit Lakes Outwash Plain
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 21 - 31

Zip Code 56501 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)-53163144535756463519330
Avg Max Temp (°F)16243654697680796955352151
Avg Precip (In.).76.571.141.562.884.3143.552.892.41.09.6225.76
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours