Waseca, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Waseca, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Waseca had a population of 9,175 as of July 1, 2018. Waseca 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 Waseca is located at latitude 44.0823 and longitude -93.4998 in Waseca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waseca (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 1.19 sq. miles. Waseca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The City of Waseca (GNIS ID: 2397203) 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 Waseca: City of Waseca.

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


Total Population 9,175
Population in Households 8,308
Population in Familes 6,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 867
Population Density2 2,280
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $51,297
Average Household Income $65,017
Per Capita Income $26,006


Total Housing Units 3,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,378 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,178 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $140,719
Average Home Value $172,939


Total Households 3,556
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,196
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 -0.31% 0.25%
Households 0.18% 0.29%
Families 0.26% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Waseca, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waseca 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 # 105 89th
Population Density # 55 94th
Diversity Index # 116 87th
Median Household Income # 598 34th
Per Capita Income # 703 22nd

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