Sandstone, Minnesota

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Sandstone, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 10% Sandstone Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sandstone Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Sandstone, Minnesota

Comparing Sandstone to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Age of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 7 5
Public Transportation Use 3 2


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

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Sandstone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles SW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Pine
Standard Zip Codes 55072
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.131
Longitude -92.867

Sandstone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 20 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
Station MORA
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 31 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
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Sandstone Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,549 100%
Male 684 44.2%
Female 865 55.8%
Under 18 386 24.9%
18+ 1,163 75.1%
65+ 371 24%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,469 94.8%
African-American 6 0.4%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 55 3.6%
Other 6 0.4%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 1.4%

Estimated Sandstone Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,519
Growth 970
Growth % 62.6%

Sandstone 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
German 33.9%
Swedish 9.2%
Norwegian 8.8%
Irish 7.4%
US/American 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
English 5.6%
Danish 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Finnish 2.5%
French Canadian 2.4%
Dutch 2.2%
Italian 1.6%
Polish 1.5%
Czech 1.2%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Senegalese 0.2%
British 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sandstone, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Danforth (55072)
Dell Grove (55072)
Groningen (55072)
Markville (55072)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sandstone 1,549 $43,684
Askov 368 $36,250
Brook Park 156 $45,625
Finlayson 314 $46,875
Hinckley 1,291 $37,313
Rutledge 196 $47,083
Willow River 309 $44,167
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Sandstone High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

A Non-traditional School
Serves 66 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

RT. 2
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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 53 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.8

Sandstone Colleges

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