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The City of Sanborn had a population of 192 as of July 1, 2017. Sanborn ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sanborn is located at latitude 46.9421 and longitude -98.224 in Barnes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanborn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barnes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,450 feet.

The City of Sanborn (GNIS ID: 1036253) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sanborn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sanborn, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 192
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 79
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 110
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 192
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 352
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $64,747
Average Household Income $82,509
Per Capita Income $33,139


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $168,952


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.1%
Households 0.19% 0.0%
Families -0.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Sanborn, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanborn to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 180 55th
Population Density # 200 50th
Diversity Index # 320 21st
Median Household Income # 119 71st
Per Capita Income # 228 43rd

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