City of Sauk Rapids

Sauk Rapids, Benton County, MN

Sauk Rapids in Benton County, MN is a thriving central Minnesota City along the upper Mississippi River — located an hour north of the Twin Cities and just three miles from St. Cloud. Compared to the rest of the country, Sauk Rapids's cost of living is 11.3% lower than the U.S. average. Families and retirees can find the perfect home for less when compared to nearby major metros, while enjoying room to spread out and the great outdoors. Our median home value is just $179,397 — well below the national average. Many of Sauk Rapids’ residents are college educated and work in manufacturing, education, and healthcare. Learn more about Sauk Rapids below.

Sauk Rapids

Population

Total Population

13,959

Population
Growth Rate

0.98%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

19.500

Housing & Income

Households

5,480

Total Housing Units

5,675


Owner Occupied

3,501

Renter Occupied

1,979

Vacant

195

Median Home Value

$199,137


Average Home Value

$201,357

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.07%


Per Capita Income

2.39%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,971 $57,413


Average Household

$68,453 $76,791


Per Capita

$27,134 $30,531

Workforce

Total Businesses

392

Total Employed

4,821

Workers 16+

7,159

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

706

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

573

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

41

Employed

551

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

62

Employed

483

2021 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

37

Employed

477

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

351

Some
High School

368

Graduated
High School

2,122

Associates
Degree

1,526

Bachelor's
Degree

2,027

Graduate
Degree

693

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

1,888

Non-Resident Commuters

5,257

Drive Alone

6,283

Carpooled

526

Public

83

Work At Home

163