Sauk Rapids, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sauk Rapids had a population of 13,613 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sauk Rapids: City of Sauk Rapids.

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Sauk Rapids, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,613
Population in Households 13,201
Population in Familes 10,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 412
Population Density2 2,200
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $62,405
Average Household Income $75,666
Per Capita Income $30,502


Total Housing Units 5,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,550 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,793 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $173,506
Average Home Value $194,324


Total Households 5,343
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,388
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.02% 1.03%
Households 1.14% 1.12%
Families 0.87% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 81 91st
Population Density # 58 94th
Diversity Index # 298 67th
Median Household Income # 298 67th
Per Capita Income # 382 58th

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