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Sartell, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sartell had a population of 17,511 as of July 1, 2017. Sartell 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 Sartell is located at latitude 45.6181 and longitude -94.2125 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sartell (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sartell are located in Stearns County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Benton County.

The City of Sartell (GNIS ID: 2396539) 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 Sartell 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 Sartell: City of Sartell.

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


Total Population 17,511
Daytime Population: Workers 6,739
Daytime Population: Residents 8,150
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 17,111
Population in Familes 14,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 400
Population Density2 1,775
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $75,174
Average Household Income $89,098
Per Capita Income $33,745


Total Housing Units 6,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,331 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,120 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $191,023
Average Home Value $218,685


Total Households 6,451
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,440
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 1.34% 1.26%
Households 1.32% 1.25%
Families 1.23% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Sartell, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sartell 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 # 65 93rd
Population Density # 99 89th
Diversity Index # 383 58th
Median Household Income # 119 87th
Per Capita Income # 193 79th

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