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Waite Park, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Waite Park had a population of 7,904 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waite Park 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 Waite Park: City of Waite Park.

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


Total Population 7,904
Daytime Population: Workers 8,159
Daytime Population: Residents 3,936
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,095
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 7,828
Population in Familes 5,152
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 808
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $40,820
Average Household Income $53,796
Per Capita Income $24,479


Total Housing Units 3,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,714 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,818 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $145,615
Average Home Value $145,379


Total Households 3,532
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,775
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 0.99% 1.0%
Households 0.74% 0.82%
Families 0.73% 0.75%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

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, 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 # 117 87th
Population Density # 361 60th
Diversity Index # 69 92nd
Median Household Income # 808 11th
Per Capita Income # 747 18th

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