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Waterville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Waterville had a population of 1,787 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waterville is located at latitude 44.2219 and longitude -93.5726 in Le Sueur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.63 sq. miles. Le Sueur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The City of Waterville (GNIS ID: 2397212) 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 Waterville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterville: City of Waterville.

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Waterville, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,787
Daytime Population: Workers 887
Daytime Population: Residents 894
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 1,719
Population in Familes 1,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 1,053
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $48,279
Average Household Income $61,485
Per Capita Income $26,622


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $161,728
Average Home Value $206,643


Total Households 756
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 494
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 -0.61% -0.35%
Households -0.52% -0.21%
Families 0.23% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Waterville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterville 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 # 276 70th
Population Density # 258 72nd
Diversity Index # 522 43rd
Median Household Income # 640 29th
Per Capita Income # 585 35th

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