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Population (year 2000): 6,814. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,692 (+27.6% change)
Males: 3,248 (47.7%), Females: 3,566 (52.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.0 years
Median household income: $55,705 (year 2000)
Median house value: $151,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Waconia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (55.9%), Norwegian (14.2%), Irish (8.9%), Swedish (8.7%), English (5.6%), Polish (3.9%).

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Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 2.8 square miles

Waconia,

For population 25 years and over in Waconia

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waconia city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +3,241 (+90.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Prairie, MN Eden (22.9 miles pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (37.0 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (468.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bonifacius, MN (5.2 miles St. MN (5.4 miles Cologne, MN (7.1 miles Mayer, MN (8.1 miles Minnetrista, MN (8.7 miles Watertown, MN (10.0 miles Victoria, Young America, MN (10.1 miles Norwood MN Mound, (11.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 109 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 1997: 157 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 1998: 197 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 1999: 186 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2000: 215 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2001: 153 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2002: 179 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2003: 173 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2004: 166 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2005: 133 buildings, average cost: $191,200

Latitude: 44.85 N, Longitude: 93.79 W


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.0%), Educational,health and social services (16.2%), Retail trade (13.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +279 (+4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 934 (26.1%)

Crime in Waconia (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (43.6 per 100,000)
  • 24 burglaries (348.5 per 100,000)
  • 147 thefts (2134.5 per 100,000)
  • 11 auto thefts (159.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 132.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Waconia (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 assaults (100.7 per 100,000)
  • 21 burglaries (302.0 per 100,000)
  • 123 thefts (1769.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (100.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 122.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Waconia, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waconia,

Waconia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Waconia city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Aaron Elling - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: May 31, 1978).


Hospital/medical center in Waconia:
  • RIDGEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (500 S MAPLE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Waconia:
  • ST FRANCIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; SHAKOPEE, MN)
  • BUFFALO HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; BUFFALO, MN)
  • QUEEN OF PEACE HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; NEW PRAGUE, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waconia:
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 40 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 51 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 109 miles; BRAINERD, MN; ID: BRD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waconia:
  • A.R.S. SPORT STRIP (about 14 miles; BELLE PLAINE, MN; ID: 7Y7)
  • WINSTED MUNI (about 20 miles; WINSTED, MN; ID: 10D)
  • GLENCOE MUNI (about 20 miles; GLENCOE, MN; ID: GYL)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 6 $24,113 $48,226 97 $27,334
Financial Administration 2 $7,072 $42,432 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $26,792 $53,584 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,128 $25,536 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   32 $5,146
Streets and Highways 5 $19,937 $47,848 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $10,736 $42,944 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $13,231 $39,693 0 $0
Sewerage 1 $2,387 $28,644 0 $0
Totals for Government 28 $106,396 $45,598 129 $32,480


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waconia:
  • NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; BLOOMINGTON, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,636)
  • HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,138)
  • NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 37 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,857)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ST PETER, MN; FT enrollment: 2,355)
  • AUGSBURG COLLEGE (about 40 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,627)
Public high school in Waconia:
  • WACONIA SR. (Students: 734; Location: 1400 COMMUNITY DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waconia:
  • CLEARWATER MID. (Students: 738; Location: 1650 COMMUNITY DR.; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • SOUTHVIEW EL. (Students: 552; Location: 225 W. 4TH ST.; Grades: PK - 04)
  • BAYVIEW EL. (Students: 395; Location: 24 S. WALNUT ST.; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Waconia:
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN (Students: 307; Location: 601 E 2ND ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPHS SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: 41 EAST FIRST ST; Grades: KG - 8)

Park in Waconia: Waconia City Park (1).


Waconia compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Waconia:
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waconia:
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Waconia:
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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