Zip Code 56537 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFergus Falls
Zip Code StateMinnesota
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Otter Tail
Area Code218
Current Population:18548
Racial Majority:White 94.95%
Public School Racial Majority:White 88.5%
Unemployment Rate:5.6%
Median Household Income$45215
Average Adjusted Gross Income$59840
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time15 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range1043 - 1388 ft.
Area306 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.27695500, -96.09080100

Zip Code 56537 Description

Zip Code 56537 is located in the state of Minnesota in the Fargo - Valley City metro area. Zip code 56537 is primarily located in Otter Tail County. The official US Postal Service name for 56537 is FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota. Portions of zip code 56537 are contained within or border the city limits of Fergus Falls, MN, Elizabeth, MN, . The area code for zip code 56537 is 218. 56537 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Minnesota.

The current unemployment level in 56537 is 5.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.6% 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 56537 decreased to 18548 from 19054 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 56537 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 56537 public schools is White. 41.5% of students in 56537 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 17734 94.95% 17658 +0%
 Black Or African American 189 1.01% 183 +3%
 Hispanic 410 2.2% 262 +56%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 141 0.75% 108 +31%
 Asian 95 0.51% 108 -12%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 4 -100%
 Other Race 6 0.05% 6 +50%
 Two Or More Races 219 0.53% 219 -55%

Zip Code 56537 Race/Ethnicity

 White 88.5%
 Black Or African American 4%
 Hispanic 2.6%
 Asian 0.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 3.5%

Zip Code 56537 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1854819054
Male Population48.40%
Female Population51.60%
Total Households7883
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$45215
Income Under $50K Per Year55.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year32.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.60%
56537 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Minnesota District 7Collin PetersonDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Minnesota Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$135543
Average Real Estate Sale Price$145924
Current Unemployment Level 5.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.0%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 4a: -30F to -25F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 3b: -35F to -30F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 51j - Alexandria Moraines and Detroit Lakes Outwash Plain
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 56537 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)-44173246555957463420431
Avg Max Temp (°F)16243654687681796956362251
Avg Precip (In.).93.571.371.642.673.793.443.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Fergus Falls, MN
CBSA Type56537
CBSA Population56222
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours