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Sauk Centre, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sauk Centre had a population of 4,373 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sauk Centre is located at latitude 45.7377 and longitude -94.9528 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sauk Centre (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The City of Sauk Centre (GNIS ID: 2396541) 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 Sauk Centre 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 Sauk Centre: City of Sauk Centre, Sauk Center.

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


Total Population 4,373
Population in Households 4,301
Population in Familes 3,420
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 1,079
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,866
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,295 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 570 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $140,174
Average Home Value $163,396


Median Household Income $49,862
Average Household Income $64,937
Per Capita Income $27,794
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.4%
Households 0.15% 0.35%
Families 0.27% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Sauk Centre, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sauk Centre 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 # 161 82nd
Population Density1 # 248 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 321 65th
Median Household Income # 564 38th
Per Capita Income # 433 52nd

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