Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 18% Sauk Rapids Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Comparing Sauk Rapids 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 6 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Sauk Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Benton
Metro Area Saint Cloud
Standard Zip Codes 56379
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.591
Longitude -94.165

Sauk Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station SANTIAGO 3 E
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station MILACA
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
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Sauk Rapids Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,213 100%
Male 4,880 47.8%
Female 5,333 52.2%
Under 18 2,866 28.1%
18+ 7,347 71.9%
65+ 1,140 11.2%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.09
White 9,918 97.1%
African-American 58 0.6%
Asian 80 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 0.3%
Other 23 0.2%
Mixed Race 98 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 110 1.1%

Estimated Sauk Rapids Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,523
Growth 1,310
Growth % 12.8%

Sauk Rapids 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 49.7%
Norwegian 9.3%
Polish 8.4%
US/American 5.1%
Irish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
English 4.3%
Swedish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
French Canadian 1.1%
Danish 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Slovene 0.2%
Ghanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sauk Rapids 10,213 $53,938
Clear Lake 266 $54,375
Sartell 9,641 $61,056
St. Cloud 59,107 $50,460
St. Joseph 4,681 $44,737
St. Stephen 860 $56,328
Waite Park 6,568 $43,415
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Sauk Rapids High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

BOX 520
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.

Sauk Rapids Colleges

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