Sanborn, Iowa

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High Points

Sanborn strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sanborn Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sanborn Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Sanborn Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Sanborn Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Sanborn, Iowa

Comparing Sanborn to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Sanborn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County O Brien
Standard Zip Codes 51248
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.18
Longitude -95.65

Sanborn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
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Sanborn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,353 100%
Male 629 46.5%
Female 724 53.5%
Under 18 280 20.7%
18+ 1,073 79.3%
65+ 418 30.9%
Median Age 46.4
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,345 99.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Sanborn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,309
Growth -44
Growth % -3.3%

Sanborn Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Dutch 43.9%
German 28.9%
Irish 5.9%
US/American 5%
English 4.1%
Norwegian 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Swedish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sanborn 1,353 $42,500
Archer 126 $39,167
Ashton 461 $35,313
Hartley 1,733 $39,602
Melvin 243 $36,250
Primghar 891 $40,982
Sheldon 4,914 $43,346

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Sanborn Public Library
"407 MAIN STREET, BOX 430"
Sanborn, Iowa
(712) 729-3215

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