Sauk Centre, Minnesota

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Sauk Centre, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sauk Centre Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Sauk Centre Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sauk Centre Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sauk Centre Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Comparing Sauk Centre 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
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Sauk Centre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Stearns
Standard Zip Codes 56378
P.O. Box Zip Codes 56389
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.737
Longitude -94.952

Sauk Centre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.3 inches
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
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Sauk Centre Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,930 100%
Male 1,855 47.2%
Female 2,075 52.8%
Under 18 1,005 25.6%
18+ 2,925 74.4%
65+ 886 22.5%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.01
White 3,878 98.7%
African-American 12 0.3%
Asian 10 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 15 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 0.5%

Estimated Sauk Centre Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,915
Growth -15
Growth % -0.4%

Sauk Centre 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 61.7%
Norwegian 14.7%
US/American 4.8%
Irish 4%
Swedish 2.6%
Polish 2.1%
Danish 1.4%
English 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.9%
European 0.7%
Austrian 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sauk Centre 3,930 $47,623
Elrosa 166 $42,083
Freeport 454 $39,063
Greenwald 201 $42,125
Grey Eagle 335 $38,750
Melrose 3,091 $45,045
New Munich 352 $47,000
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Sauk Centre High Schools (2004)

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Serves 353 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

933 STATE RD. S.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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