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Sanborn, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sanborn had a population of 314 as of July 1, 2017. Sanborn ranks in the lower 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 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 314
Daytime Population: Workers 75
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 314
Population in Familes 243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 151
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,909
Average Household Income $71,767
Per Capita Income $32,119


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $77,000
Average Home Value $110,038


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 2
  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 -1.05% -0.91%
Households -1.13% -0.94%
Families -0.41% -1.02%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

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, 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 # 611 33rd
Population Density # 747 18th
Diversity Index # 605 33rd
Median Household Income # 423 53rd
Per Capita Income # 250 72nd

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