Zip Code 56540 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFertile
Zip Code StateMinnesota
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Polk
Secondary County: Norman
Area Code218
Current Population:1962
Racial Majority:White 91.13%
Public School Racial Majority:White 95.3%
Unemployment Rate:3.6%
Median Household Income$33799
Average Adjusted Gross Income$69130
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time22.4 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Standard Time
Elevation Range961 - 1217 ft.
Area142 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.52501500, -96.25057600

Zip Code 56540 Description

Zip Code 56540 is located in the state of Minnesota in the Fargo - Valley City metro area. Zip code 56540 is primarily located in Polk County. Portions of 56540 are also located in Norman County. The official US Postal Service name for 56540 is FERTILE, Minnesota. Portions of zip code 56540 are contained within or border the city limits of Fertile, MN, . The area code for zip code 56540 is 218. 56540 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Minnesota.

The current unemployment level in 56540 is 3.6% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 56540 decreased to 1962 from 1982 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 56540 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 56540 public schools is White. 32.7% of students in 56540 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1736 91.13% 1898 -9%
 Black Or African American 4 0.21% 2 +100%
 Hispanic 101 5.3% 26 +288%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.05% 6 -83%
 Asian 28 1.47% 5 +460%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.05% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0.1% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 25 1.68% 25 +28%

Zip Code 56540 Race/Ethnicity

 White 95.3%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 2.5%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.1%
 Two or More Races 0.7%

Zip Code 56540 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population19621982
Male Population50.20%
Female Population49.80%
Total Households801
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$33799
Income Under $50K Per Year69.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year24.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.20%
56540 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Minnesota District 7Collin PetersonDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Minnesota Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$214667
Average Real Estate Sale Price$85000
Current Unemployment Level 3.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 3b: -35F to -30F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 3b: -35F to -30F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 48d - Lake Agassiz Plains
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 56540 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)-70142943525654443217128
Avg Max Temp (°F)14223453687680796855341950
Avg Precip (In.).7.54.961.392.633.873.443.172.412.031.01.5722.72
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Grand Forks, ND-MN
CBSA Type56540
CBSA Population97290
Time ZoneCentral Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours