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Sauk Centre, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sauk Centre had a population of 4,552 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 4,552
Population in Households 4,481
Population in Familes 3,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 1,123
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $51,343
Average Household Income $70,319
Per Capita Income $29,999


Total Housing Units 2,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,292 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 647 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $165,262
Average Home Value $189,853


Total Households 1,939
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,230
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 0.66% 0.87%
Households 0.58% 0.78%
Families 0.59% 0.66%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   4.76%

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, 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 # 162 82nd
Population Density # 235 74th
Diversity Index # 283 69th
Median Household Income # 596 34th
Per Capita Income # 414 54th

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