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Population (year 2000): 8,493
Males: 4,084 (48.1%), Females: 4,409 (51.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $39,554 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Waseca:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.8%)
  • Hispanic (5.1%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (44.6%), Norwegian (21.3%), Irish (13.2%), English (5.2%), Swedish (5.1%), French (4.6%).

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Elevation: 1151 feet

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Waseca,

For population 25 years and over in Waseca

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waseca city

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

2.0% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MN (49.3 miles Burnsville, pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (63.4 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (429.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (10.6 miles Waterville, MN (11.1 miles Morristown, Richland, MN (12.8 miles New MN (14.1 miles Janesville, MN Elysian, (14.4 miles MN (16.5 miles Waldorf, Kilkenny, MN (16.9 miles) , MN (19.0 miles Medford,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $185,100

Latitude: 44.08 N, Longitude: 93.51 W

Area code: 507


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (34.0%), Educational,health and social services (17.2%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,944 (+22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,077 (70.3%)

Crime in Waseca (2001):
  • 1 murder (11.6 per 100,000)
  • 9 rapes (104.8 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (34.9 per 100,000)
  • 12 assaults (139.8 per 100,000)
  • 12 burglaries (139.8 per 100,000)
  • 230 thefts (2679.4 per 100,000)
  • 15 auto thefts (174.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 225.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Waseca (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 11 rapes (126.9 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (11.5 per 100,000)
  • 19 assaults (219.2 per 100,000)
  • 26 burglaries (300.0 per 100,000)
  • 214 thefts (2469.4 per 100,000)
  • 11 auto thefts (126.9 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 232.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Waseca, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waseca,

Waseca-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Waseca city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Waseca:
  • WASECA AREA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (100 5TH AVE NW)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Waseca:
  • OWATONNA HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; OWATONNA, MN)
  • RICE COUNTY DISTRICT ONE HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; FARIBAULT, MN)
  • NAEVE HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; ALBERT LEA, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waseca:
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 58 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 66 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 72 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waseca:
  • WASECA MUNI (about 4 miles; WASECA, MN; ID: ACQ)
  • OWATONNA DEGNER RGNL (about 18 miles; OWATONNA, MN; ID: OWA)
  • FARIBAULT MUNI (about 22 miles; FARIBAULT, MN; ID: FBL)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 2 $7,667 $46,002 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $12,184 $48,736 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $11,074 $44,296 0 $0
Water Supply 2 $7,202 $43,212 0 $0
Electric Power 8 $32,648 $48,972 0 $0
Streets and Highways 15 $60,402 $48,321 1 $281
Firefighters 3 $11,097 $44,388 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $6,702 $40,212 4 $1,134
Other Government Administration 5 $22,091 $53,018 1 $1,136
Sewerage 6 $24,865 $49,730 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 13 $54,320 $50,141 2 $2,187
Totals for Government 62 $250,253 $48,436 8 $4,738


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waseca:
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 35 miles; MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 11,210)
  • SAINT OLAF COLLEGE (about 36 miles; NORTHFIELD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 38 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 39 miles; ST PETER, MN; FT enrollment: 2,355)
  • NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; BLOOMINGTON, MN; FT enrollment: 4,636)
  • BROWN INSTITUTE LTD (about 61 miles; MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,171)
  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,475)
Public high schools in Waseca:
  • WASECA SR. (Students: 763; Location: 1717 2ND ST. N.W.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WASECA ALTERNATIVE H.S. (Students: 34; Location: 1717 2ND ST. N.W.; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • WCOC - DAY TREATMENT (Students: 5; Location: 203 S. STATE ST.; Grades: 11 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waseca:
  • WASECA INTERMEDIATE EL. (Students: 525; Location: 501 ELM AVE. E.; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HARTLEY EL. (Students: 478; Location: 605 7TH ST. N.E.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • WASECA JR. (Students: 361; Location: 400 19TH AVE N.W.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WASECA MID. LEVEL TS (Location: 501 E. ELM AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • WASECA WEM TS (Location: 501 E. ELM AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • WASECA JWP TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 501 E. ELM AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in Waseca:
  • SACRED HEART ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 308 WEST ELM AVENUE; Grades: PK - 4)
Library in Waseca:
  • WASECA-LE SUEUR REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $663,939; Location: 408 N STATE ST; 168,233 books; 2,222 audio materials; 3,810 video materials; 294 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Waseca: Northridge Plaza (A), Waseca (B), Waseca County Fairgrounds (C), Waseca City Hall (D), Waseca County Courthouse (E), Waseca County Historical Society Museum (F), Waseca County Sheriffs Office (G), Waseca Fire Department (H), Waseca La Sueur Library (I), Waseca Police Department (J).

Churches in Waseca include: Faith Baptist Church (A), Faith United Methodist Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), Sacred Heart Church (D), Grace Baptist Church (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Waseca Christian Assembly of God Church (G), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (H).

Lakes and reservoirs: Loon Lake (A), Clear Lake (B).

Parks in Waseca include: Oak Park (1), University Park (2), Loon Lake Park (3), Emerson Park (4), Clear Lake Park (5), Trowbridge Park (6), Maplewood Park (7), Northwest Park (8), Southview Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Waseca compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Waseca:
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waseca:
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Waseca:
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

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