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Sauk Centre, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sauk Centre had a population of 4,453 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sauk Centre 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 Centre: City of Sauk Centre, Sauk Center.

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


Total Population 4,453
Daytime Population: Workers 3,454
Daytime Population: Residents 2,288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,742
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 4,381
Population in Familes 3,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,098
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $50,927
Average Household Income $66,252
Per Capita Income $28,241


Total Housing Units 2,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,304 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $149,885
Average Home Value $174,866


Total Households 1,894
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,210
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 0.45% 0.69%
Households 0.33% 0.61%
Families 0.44% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 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 # 162 82nd
Population Density # 241 73rd
Diversity Index # 304 66th
Median Household Income # 576 36th
Per Capita Income # 467 49th

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