- Sandstone, Minnesota
official_name = Sandstone, Minnesota
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Sandstone, Minnesota
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Pine
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 14.1
area_land_km2 = 13.7
area_water_km2 = 0.4
area_total_sq_mi = 5.4
area_land_sq_mi = 5.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1549
population_density_km2 = 112.9
population_density_sq_mi = 292.5
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 332
elevation_ft = 1089
latd = 46 |latm = 7 |lats = 47 |latNS = N
longd = 92 |longm = 51 |longs = 54 |longEW = W
postal_code = 55072
area_code = 320
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 27-58396GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0651181GR|3
Sandstone is a city in Pine County,
Minnesota, United States, along the Kettle River. The population was 1,549 at the 2000 census. Interstate 35and Minnesota State Highways 18 and 23 are three of the main arterial routes in the community. Banning State Parkis nearby.
The city's name in the
Ojibwe languageis "Asinikaaning", meaning "At the quarrying place" due to the sandstone quarry located at the edge of the city.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.1 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.57%) is water.
Sandstone is located on the Kettle River, known for its glacial kettles, and rapids well-loved by kayakers and canoers. The town was built-up around a large Sandstone quarry. Railroad conglomerate
James J. Hillbuilt many of the remaining sandstone structures in the town.
The city has Robinson Park, an historic and natural area that serves as the picnic area for the community, hosts ice climbing in the winter, preserving the Sandstone Quarry history and is an access point for the Kettle River.
The Sandstone Ice Festival [http://www.sandstoneicefest.com] celebrates the coming of winter and is held in the beginning of December each year. The event welcomes in the winter with ice climbing, winter camping and snow shoeing. In the spring the community hosts the Kettle River Paddle Festival [http://www.kettleriverpaddlefest.com] , an event for canoers and kayakers.A down river race and a white-water rodeo attract paddlers from all over the mid-western United states.
The community is surrounded by
Banning State Park, has a connection to the Munger Bicycle Trail and is home to the Audubon Center of the North Woods, a residential environmental education and conference facility that offers programs for schools, adults, colleges, and retreats.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,549 people, 580 households, and 359 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 292.5 people per square mile (112.8/km²). There were 634 housing units at an average density of 119.7/sq mi (46.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.84% White, 0.39% African American, 3.55% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.
There were 580 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 79.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,265, and the median income for a family was $43,684. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,181 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $18,053. About 11.6% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.
The area is serviced by [http://www.eastcentral.k12.mn.us East Central Schools] .
*Interstate Highway 35
*Minnesota Highway 18
*Minnesota Highway 23
*Minnesota Highway 123
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