ZIP Code 56542 - Fosston Minnesota

ZIP Code 56542 is located in Fosston Minnesota. Portions of 56542 are also in Queen Township and Rosebud Township and Brandsvold Township and Sletten Township and Heier Township and Columbia Township and Island Lake Township (Mahnomen County). 56542 is primarily within Polk County, with some portions in Mahnomen County. Regionally, 56542 is located in the Fargo Area.

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ZIP Code 56542 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameFosston
Primary CountyPolk County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)2,434
Area Code(s)218
Current Time

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56542 Demographics

56542 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in Minnesota based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 56542 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 56542 is White. The current unemployment level in 56542 is 2.7%.

Population Growth Rate0.00%
Population Density14 People per Square Mile
Total Households1,264
Percentage High Income Households1.4%
Median Household Income (2021)$50,543
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$350,220
Current Unemployment Rate (July 2024)2.7%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 95.60%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 81.29%

56542 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American361.48%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

56542 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American7613.17%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

56542 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1357.22%
Bachelor Degree31917.07%
High School Diploma73739.43%
No High School Diploma261.39%
GED or Alternate975.19%
1 or More Years of College26214.02%
Associates Degree19110.22%
Masters Degree733.91%
Professional Degree130.7%
Doctorate Degree160.86%

56542 Geography

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Cities/Towns in 56542
RegionFargo Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaGrand Forks, ND-MN
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/Chicago
Area175 Square Miles

56542 Politics

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56542 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 3b: -35F to -30F
Average First Frost DateSeptember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DateMay 11 - 20
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion48d - Lake Agassiz Plains

56542 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)-8-1132842525553433216027
Avg Max Temp (°F)14213452677579786754331949
Avg Precip (In.).66.51.951.372.694.23.923.482.782.351.02.5724.5

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