Zip Code 56542 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFosston
Zip Code StateMinnesota
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Polk
Area Code218
Current Population:2829
Racial Majority:White 94.94%
Public School Racial Majority:White 90.6%
Unemployment Rate:4.8%
Median Household Income$34748
Average Adjusted Gross Income$54890
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time20.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range1243 - 1424 ft.
Area145 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.56817700, -95.72578700

Zip Code 56542 Description

Zip Code 56542 is located in the state of Minnesota in the Fargo - Valley City metro area. Zip code 56542 is primarily located in Polk County. The official US Postal Service name for 56542 is FOSSTON, Minnesota. Portions of zip code 56542 are contained within or border the city limits of Fosston, MN, . The area code for zip code 56542 is 218. 56542 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Minnesota.

The current unemployment level in 56542 is 4.8% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.5% 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 56542 decreased to 2829 from 2871 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 56542 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 56542 public schools is White. 41.4% of students in 56542 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 2815 94.94% 2674 +5%
 Black Or African American 8 0.27% 0 +0%
 Hispanic 48 1.62% 38 +26%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10 0.34% 54 -81%
 Asian 27 0.91% 5 +440%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 58 1.92% 58 -2%

Zip Code 56542 Race/Ethnicity

 White 90.6%
 Black Or African American 0.3%
 Hispanic 1.2%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3%
 Two or More Races 4.4%

Zip Code 56542 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population28292871
Male Population48.70%
Female Population51.30%
Total Households1169
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
41.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
50.0%
Median Household Income$34748
Income Under $50K Per Year65.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.70%
56542 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Minnesota District 7Collin PetersonDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Minnesota Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$97773
Average Real Estate Sale Price$100960
Current Unemployment Level 4.8%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.6%
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 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 56542 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
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
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Grand Forks, ND-MN
CBSA Type56542
CBSA Population97290
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours