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Sandstone, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Sandstone had a population of 2,738 as of July 1, 2017. Sandstone ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandstone is located at latitude 46.129 and longitude -92.8646 in Pine County. 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. Pine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Sandstone (GNIS ID: 2396533) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandstone population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandstone: City of Sandstone.

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Sandstone, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,738
Daytime Population: Workers 985
Daytime Population: Residents 1,258
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,243
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,490
Population in Familes 1,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,248
Population Density2 519
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $44,170
Average Household Income $58,742
Per Capita Income $18,307


Total Housing Units 662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 275 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $115,278
Average Home Value $133,861


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 355
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.55% -0.14%
Households -0.25% -0.24%
Families -0.27% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Sandstone, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandstone to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 224 75th
Population Density # 478 47th
Diversity Index # 20 98th
Median Household Income # 737 19th
Per Capita Income # 894 1st

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