Sandstone, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 2,639 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +70.4%
Males: 1,861  (70.5%)
Females: 778  (29.5%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 55072.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,582 (it was $40,265 in 2000)
Sandstone:

$41,582
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,365 (it was $18,053 in 2000)

Sandstone city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,392 (it was $64,200 in 2000)
Sandstone:

$85,392
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $195,906; detached houses: $209,737; townhouses or other attached units: $196,581; in 2-unit structures: $207,513; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $272,021; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $339,694; mobile homes: $90,937; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $91,382

Median gross rent in 2019: $856.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sandstone: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.7%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Sandstone, MN (2019)
    • 1,87669.3%White alone
    • 35012.9%Black alone
    • 2378.8%Hispanic
    • 1003.7%Two or more races
    • 853.1%American Indian alone
    • 461.7%Asian alone
    • 220.8%Other race alone

Races in Sandstone detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sandstone, Minnesota as of December 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sandstone is 2,775 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (14.2%), Norwegian (8.3%), American (7.4%), Irish (5.8%), Polish (4.0%), Swedish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 5.30 square miles.

Population density: 498 people per square mile   (low).

Sandstone, Minnesota map

82 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.0%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $980 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $913 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (57.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (82.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (393.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Finlayson, MN (2.4 miles ),
Askov, MN (2.4 miles ),
Hinckley, MN (3.0 miles ),
Rutledge, MN (3.0 miles),
Willow River, MN (3.6 miles ),
Bruno, MN (3.8 miles),
Brook Park, MN (4.0 miles),
Denham, MN (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 46.13 N, Longitude: 92.86 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Sandstone, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sandstone, MN in 2019
Sandstone satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $79,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $94,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $239,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $375,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sandstone, MN residents
Average permit cost in Sandstone, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Sandstone, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.4%)
  • Public administration (15.4%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (21.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.2%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.4%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Sandstone, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.0%)
  • Child care workers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Sandstone, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sandstone, Minnesota average temperatures Sandstone, Minnesota average precipitation Sandstone, Minnesota humidity Sandstone, Minnesota wind speed Sandstone, Minnesota snowfall Sandstone, Minnesota sunshine Sandstone, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Sandstone, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.194. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.267

Tornado activity:

Sandstone-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Sandstone city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sandstone-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from Sandstone center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from Sandstone center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/14/2019 at 17:00:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pine County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sandstone topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sandstone:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH SANDSTONE (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 109 COURT AVE SOUTH)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH - SANDSTONE MEDICAL CENTER (109 COURT AVENUE SOUTH)

located in Sandstone:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandstone:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 53 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 55 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 57 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 60 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 61 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 67 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 71 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)

Public high school in Sandstone:

Private high school in Sandstone:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sandstone: Sandstone (A), Sandstone Area Country Club (B), Sandstone Federal Correctional Institution (C), Banning Campground (D), Sandstone History and Art Center (E), Sandstone Public Library (F), Sandstone Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sandstone include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Dell Grove Emmanuel Lutheran Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), United Church of Christ (D), Saint Luke's Catholic Church (E), Evangelical Free Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Community Worship Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Spring Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Wolf Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sandstone include: Watertower Park (1), Robinson Park (2), Railroad Park (3), Johnson Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Audubon Center of the North Woods (Nature Centers; 54165 Audubon Drive), Sandstone City Clerk (Recreation Areas; 119 4th Street).

Hotel: Sandstone 61 Motel (1409 Highway 23 North).

Birthplace of: Steve Kiner - Football player.

Pine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sandstone that have no violations reported:

  • FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (Population served: 1,587, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.1%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.3%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sandstone in 2010:

  • 1,315 people in federal prisons
  • 57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Sandstone in 2000:

  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Sandstone (2011 data):

  • Northview Bank: First National Bank Of The North Bra at 510 Main Street, branch established on 1902/08/08; at 510 Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/05: Bank assets: $230.5 mil, Deposits: $201.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Finlayson Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sandstone:

Marital status in Sandstone, MN
  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 27.2%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sandstone:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sandstone
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sandstone, MN (based on Pine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5538
Evangelical Protestant4,35132
Mainline Protestant4,06415
Other4513
None16,331-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pine County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Here:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Pine County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pine County:

27.7%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sandstone:

50.5%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.0%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.4%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sandstone:

12.1%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sandstone:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sandstone:

34.9%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Sandstone:

56.5%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Sandstone:

76.7%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sandstone, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$10,330$41,3207$846
Streets and Highways 2$7,201$43,2060$0
Financial Administration 1$4,271$51,2520$0
Fire - Other 0$0 5$3,462
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,471
Totals for Government 6$21,802$43,60414$6,779

Sandstone government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,111,000 ($420.99)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $798,000 ($302.39)
    General - Other: $476,000 ($180.37)
    Sewerage: $325,000 ($123.15)
    Financial Administration: $291,000 ($110.27)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($93.60)
    Regular Highways: $235,000 ($89.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,000 ($48.12)
    Police Protection: $117,000 ($44.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $27,000 ($10.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($6.44)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($4.17)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.89)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.76)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $228,000 ($86.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $390,000 ($147.78)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($32.21)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($3.03)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($1.52)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($1.14)

Sandstone government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $684,000 ($259.19)
    Sewerage: $366,000 ($138.69)
    Other: $130,000 ($49.26)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($14.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($1.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,375,000 ($521.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($7.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $27,000 ($10.23)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($4.93)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($3.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $248,000 ($93.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,360,000 ($515.35)
    General Local Government Support: $1,066,000 ($403.94)
  • Tax - Property: $432,000 ($163.70)
    Other License: $67,000 ($25.39)

Sandstone government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,699,000 ($2159.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,345,000 ($2025.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $354,000 ($134.14)

Sandstone government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,412,000 ($1292.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $671,000 ($254.26)

6.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anoka County, MN  0.60% ($57,906 average AGI)
from Carlton County, MN  0.57% ($47,066)
from Chisago County, MN  0.56% ($42,102)
Businesses in Sandstone, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sandstone:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sandstone:

  • W280DF (103.9 FM; SANDSTONE, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • WCMP-FM (100.9 FM; PINE CITY, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sandstone:

  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Sandstone fatal accident list:

Dec 17, 1992 11:10 AM, T512, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.6mTotal length
  • $999,999,000Total costs
  • 64,850Total average daily traffic
  • 4,311Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Sandstone, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sandstone, MN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sandstone)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • BANNING SP, Park Hdqtrs Banning State Pk (Lat: 46.174111 Lon: -92.850750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WYY990,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.240 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2004, Expiration Date: 08/29/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2013, Registrant: Electronic Communications Office, 1500 W Cr B2, Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Adj To Pine Ave & 6th St (Lat: 46.120778 Lon: -92.858250), Structure height: 86 m, Call Sign: KVA635,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2002, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2012, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Jct 6th St & Pine Ave (Lat: 46.120778 Lon: -92.858250), Call Sign: WGM424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2021, Expiration Date: 05/06/2031, Certifier: James L Goodin, Registrant: Great River Energy, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove, MN 55369, Phone: (763) 445-5560, Fax: (763) 445-6360, Email:
  • Lat: 46.131111 Lon: -92.867778, Call Sign: WPSH830,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.925 MHz, 464.137 MHz, 461.137 MHz, 467.750 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.800 MHz, 467.825 MHz, 467.775 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2001, Expiration Date: 05/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2011, Certifier: Chris Thoruig, Registrant: 6566 Edenvale Blvd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346, Phone: (612) 934-4002
  • 119 Fourth St (Lat: 46.131528 Lon: -92.866139), Call Sign: WQVU257,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025, Certifier: Sam Griffith, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • 109 Court Ave S (Lat: 46.126944 Lon: -92.865278), Call Sign: WRCV990,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz, 462.337 MHz, 467.337 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2019, Expiration Date: 02/11/2029, Certifier: Julie Vettleson, Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-5400, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:
  • HOSPITAL, 705 Lundorff Drive (Lat: 46.118889 Lon: -92.885306), Call Sign: WREL941,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.137 MHz, 451.487 MHz, 456.237 MHz, 456.487 MHz, 457.512 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2019, Expiration Date: 10/31/2029, Certifier: David Fornengo, Registrant: Roger\'s Two Way Radio, 102 Lincoln Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (218) 751-3077, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 123 Main St (Lat: 46.132444 Lon: -92.866306), Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WNTX562,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.850 MHz, 957.750 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/1995, Expiration Date: 01/10/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2000, Phone: (612) 245-5261
  • SANDSTONE, 3.5 Mi N (Lat: 46.175278 Lon: -92.823611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128.1 m, Call Sign: WPNB313,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 01/20/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • A1N0415A, 521 River Bluff Ave. (Lat: 46.131750 Lon: -92.860667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: WQVU763,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2015, Expiration Date: 05/14/2025, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2019, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • SANDSTONE S, 25085 Nurses Road (Lat: 46.086333 Lon: -92.886833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.7 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WRHZ668,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2020, Expiration Date: 07/21/2030, Certifier: Kevin Hetrick, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • Sandstone, 522 Park Ave (Lat: 46.131806 Lon: -92.860694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WRKC321,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz... (+54 more), Grant Date: 12/09/2020, Expiration Date: 12/09/2030, Certifier: Jay R Mankie, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188
  • STATION, Adj To Pine Ave & 6th St (Lat: 46.120778 Lon: -92.858250), Overall height: 86.3 m, Call Sign: WAY526,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/1999, Expiration Date: 03/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2008, Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 14511 Falling Creek, Suite 507, Houston, TX 77014, Phone: (281) 586-0574, Fax: (281) 586-0044, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sandstone)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2894V, N2894V, N-2894V, Serial Number: 15076316, Year manufactured: 1974, Certificate Issue Date: 10/07/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry E Trustee Helwig, 59321 State Highway 23, Sandstone, MN 55072, Other Owners: Karen L Trustee Helwig
  • Aircraft: GLEASON MICHAEL J ZENITH CH-701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL SERIES (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 299KM, N299KM, N-299KM, Serial Number: 7-4524, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Michael J Gleason, 47917 Kettlewell Ln, Sandstone, MN 55072

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of fires - 37 took place in 2007, and the least - 6 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Sandstone, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.9%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sandstone, MN
    • 16147.9%Structure Fires
    • 11133.0%Outside Fires
    • 5817.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sandstone, MN
Most common first names in Sandstone, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2377.2 years
George1981.5 years
William1873.1 years
Mary1582.5 years
Charles1476.7 years
Robert1478.1 years
Florence1481.6 years
Albert1282.6 years
James1275.5 years
Donald1275.6 years
Most common last names in Sandstone, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson2679.1 years
Johnson2481.1 years
Anderson2079.1 years
Larson1478.2 years
Gustafson1376.5 years
Vork1277.3 years
Olson1184.1 years
Erickson1085.0 years
Christensen984.4 years
Peterson978.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sandstone, MN
  • 86.7%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sandstone, MN
  • 73.9%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel


Sandstone compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Sandstone on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sierra Leone (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2022.