Wayzata, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wayzata, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wayzata had a population of 4,282 as of July 1, 2017. Wayzata ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wayzata is located at latitude 44.9713 and longitude -93.5137 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wayzata (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Wayzata (GNIS ID: 2397235) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wayzata 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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Wayzata, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,282
Daytime Population: Workers 5,846
Daytime Population: Residents 2,159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,005
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 4,262
Population in Familes 3,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,390
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $74,416
Average Household Income $119,849
Per Capita Income $58,898


Total Housing Units 2,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,179 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 922 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $518,561
Average Home Value $615,204


Total Households 2,101
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 1,099
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 2.08% 1.69%
Households 2.19% 1.69%
Families 2.12% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Wayzata, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayzata to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 164 82nd
Population Density # 161 82nd
Diversity Index # 227 75th
Median Household Income # 123 87th
Per Capita Income # 18 98th

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