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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Sauk Rapids had a population of 13,289 as of July 1, 2017. Sauk Rapids ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sauk Rapids is located at latitude 45.5952 and longitude -94.1538 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sauk Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Sauk Rapids (GNIS ID: 2396542) 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 Rapids 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 Sauk Rapids: City of Sauk Rapids.

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


Total Population 13,289
Daytime Population: Workers 4,452
Daytime Population: Residents 6,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,961
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 12,877
Population in Familes 10,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 412
Population Density2 2,147
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $62,430
Average Household Income $74,430
Per Capita Income $30,082


Total Housing Units 5,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,330 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,895 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $161,068
Average Home Value $181,629


Total Households 5,225
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,325
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 0.83% 0.84%
Households 0.99% 0.95%
Families 0.73% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Sauk Rapids, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sauk Rapids 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 # 82 91st
Population Density # 61 93rd
Diversity Index # 324 64th
Median Household Income # 255 72nd
Per Capita Income # 362 60th

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