Waite Park, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Waite Park, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Waite Park had a population of 7,926 as of July 1, 2018. Waite Park ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Waite Park is located at latitude 45.5208 and longitude -94.2429 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waite Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Waite Park (GNIS ID: 2397165) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waite Park: City of Waite Park.

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Waite Park, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,926
Population in Households 7,852
Population in Familes 5,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 810
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $40,373
Average Household Income $52,672
Per Capita Income $24,001


Total Housing Units 3,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,677 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,870 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $158,086
Average Home Value $153,993


Total Households 3,547
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,766
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.91% 0.97%
Households 0.7% 0.83%
Families 0.58% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Waite Park, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waite Park to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 116 87th
Population Density # 359 60th
Diversity Index # 61 93rd
Median Household Income # 831 8th
Per Capita Income # 799 12th

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