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Sanborn, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sanborn had a population of 1,412 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sanborn is located at latitude 43.1814 and longitude -95.6553 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanborn (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. O'Brien County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The City of Sanborn (GNIS ID: 2396532) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sanborn is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.

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, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,412
Daytime Population: Workers 705
Daytime Population: Residents 795
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,500
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,348
Population in Familes 1,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 744
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,654
Average Household Income $61,257
Per Capita Income $25,516


Total Housing Units 625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 433 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $95,342
Average Home Value $114,747


Total Households 578
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 359
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 0.08% -0.18%
Households 0.1% -0.14%
Families 0.12% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Sanborn, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanborn to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 223 78th
Population Density # 459 55th
Diversity Index # 354 65th
Median Household Income # 855 15th
Per Capita Income # 682 33rd

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