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Sandstone, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sandstone is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pine County at latitude 46.129 and longitude -92.8646. Pine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Sandstone, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sandstone, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sandstone indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sandstone (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandstone: City of Sandstone.

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Sandstone, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,901
Population in Households 1,510
Population in Familes 1,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,391
Population Density1 551
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 603
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $92,540
Average Home Value $124,850


Median Household Income $36,021
Average Household Income $42,927
Per Capita Income $12,356
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% -0.06%
Households 0.04% -0.03%
Families 0.06% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   3.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sandstone, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandstone to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 211 77th
Population Density1 # 461 49th
Diversity Index2 # 28 97th
Median Household Income # 849 6th
Per Capita Income # 902 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.