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Sanborn, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sanborn had a population of 325 as of July 1, 2016. Sanborn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sanborn is located at latitude 44.2092 and longitude -95.1298 in Redwood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanborn (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Redwood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Sanborn (GNIS ID: 2396531) 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 Sanborn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sanborn: City of Sanborn.

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Sanborn, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 325
Population in Households 325
Population in Familes 253
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 156
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $71,667
Average Home Value $104,745


Median Household Income $53,541
Average Household Income $65,492
Per Capita Income $29,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.62%
Households -0.69% -0.64%
Families 0.0% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

Sanborn, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanborn to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 602 34th
Population Density1 # 743 18th
Diversity Index2 # 684 24th
Median Household Income # 431 52nd
Per Capita Income # 310 66th

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