Waseca, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 8,865 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.4%
Males: 3,902  (44.0%)
Females: 4,963  (56.0%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56093.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,523 (it was $39,554 in 2000)
Waseca:

$47,523
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,066 (it was $18,439 in 2000)

Waseca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $140,263 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Waseca:

$140,263
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $180,808; detached houses: $170,676; townhouses or other attached units: $173,105; in 2-unit structures: $188,505; mobile homes: $445,445

Median gross rent in 2019: $680.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waseca: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.1%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.9% for Black residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.9% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waseca, MN (2019)
    • 7,48082.1%White alone
    • 91410.0%Hispanic
    • 3453.8%Black alone
    • 1501.6%Two or more races
    • 1221.3%American Indian alone
    • 630.7%Asian alone

Races in Waseca detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Waseca, Minnesota as of April 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waseca is 4,692 to 1.


Crime rates in Waseca by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
(31.8)
2
(21.4)
6
(65.0)
5
(54.3)
3
(33.3)
2
(22.4)
4
(45.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(31.6)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(189.3)
11
(116.2)
13
(137.0)
9
(95.6)
13
(150.0)
18
(189.8)
12
(125.8)
2
(21.2)
9
(96.5)
4
(43.3)
7
(76.0)
7
(77.6)
5
(56.1)
11
(124.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(305.0)
20
(211.3)
16
(168.6)
22
(233.6)
20
(230.7)
33
(348.0)
24
(251.6)
30
(317.7)
16
(171.5)
19
(205.7)
19
(206.4)
18
(199.6)
32
(358.8)
15
(169.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
233
(2,451)
225
(2,377)
197
(2,076)
184
(1,954)
153
(1,765)
131
(1,381)
170
(1,782)
165
(1,747)
170
(1,822)
143
(1,548)
153
(1,662)
144
(1,597)
153
(1,716)
141
(1,595)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(126.2)
9
(95.1)
11
(115.9)
17
(180.5)
10
(115.4)
10
(105.5)
6
(62.9)
7
(74.1)
3
(32.2)
5
(54.1)
9
(97.8)
9
(99.8)
5
(56.1)
3
(33.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index218.9186.2173.7173.7172.1168.2170.5127.7123.9144.5147.4131.3127.4139.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Waseca, MN

Crime rate in Waseca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (36.6%), Irish (7.5%), American (5.1%), Norwegian (4.9%), Polish (3.7%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1151 feet

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 2,313 people per square mile   (low).

Waseca, Minnesota map

545 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 1.1% Africa).

This city:

6.0%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,846 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,914 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Burnsville, MN (48.1 miles , pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (62.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (333.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Waterville, MN (3.2 miles ),
Janesville, MN (3.2 miles ),
Morristown, MN (3.3 miles ),
Elysian, MN (3.5 miles ),
New Richland, MN (3.6 miles ),
Warsaw, MN (3.6 miles ),
Waldorf, MN (3.7 miles ),
Owatonna, MN (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 44.08 N, Longitude: 93.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +547 (+6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,118 (52.6%)

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Waseca, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Waseca, MN in 2019
Waseca satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $466,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $430,800
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $349,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $260,200
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $266,600
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $287,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Waseca, MN residents
Average permit cost in Waseca, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Waseca, MN
Historical housing units in Waseca, MN
Most common industries in Waseca, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (11.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (16.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.2%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Food (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Waseca, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Printing workers (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Printing workers (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Customer service representatives (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Waseca, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Waseca-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Waseca city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waseca-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Waseca center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from Waseca center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 293.0 miles away from Waseca center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.5 miles away from Waseca center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.8 miles away from Waseca center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Waseca County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waseca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Waseca:

  • ELM RESIDENCE (620 EAST ELM)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - WASECA (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 501 NORTH STATE STREET)
  • WASECA AREA HOSPICE (204 2ND STREET NW)
  • LAKESHORE INN NURSING HOME (108 8TH STREET NORTHWEST)

Airports located in Waseca:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waseca:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 25 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 28 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 29 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • St Olaf College (about 31 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Riverland Community College (about 38 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 51 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Normandale Community College (about 53 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)

Public high schools in Waseca:

Public elementary/middle schools in Waseca:

Private elementary/middle school in Waseca:

See full list of schools located in Waseca

Library in Waseca:

  • WASECA-LE SUEUR REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $840,065; Location: 408 N STATE ST; 150,966 books; 15,187 e-books; 7,730 audio materials; 6,897 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 249 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Local Area Information Site: http://Waseca.com
  • Bad Link of www.ic.waseca.mn.us Should Be www.ci.waseca.mn.us

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waseca: Waseca County Fairgrounds (A), Northridge Plaza (B), Waseca (C), Waseca County Courthouse (D), Waseca City Hall (E), Waseca County Historical Society Museum (F), Waseca Police Department (G), Waseca La Sueur Library (H), Waseca Fire Department (I), Waseca County Sheriffs Office (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waseca include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Evangelical United Methodist Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C), Faith Baptist Church (D), Evangelical Free Church (E), Faith United Methodist Church (F), Grace Lutheran Church (G), First Congregational Church (H), Saint John Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Loon Lake (A), Clear Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waseca include: University Park (1), Loon Lake Park (2), Clear Lake Park (3), Maplewood Park (4), Emerson Park (5), Oak Park (6), Trowbridge Park (7), Northwest Park (8), Southview Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Farmamerica (Museums; 7367 360th Avenue), Kiesler's Camp Ground & RV Resort (Recreational Trips & Guides; Highway 14 East).

Hotels: American Motel (1313 Highway 13 North), Lodging at Lake Aire (1208 Elm Avenue East), Americinn - Waseca- Mn (1313 Hwy 13 North).

Court: Court House Park (32227 120th Street).

Birthplace of: Robert Sheran - Lawyer, Glenn Odekirk - Aerospace engineer, Leroy Shield - Film score composer, Fred McConnell - Film producer, Jerry Terrell - Baseball player.

Waseca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waseca that have no violations reported:

  • JOICE WATER SUPPLY (Address: 807 CLEAR LAKE DR , Serves IA, Population served: 222, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Waseca in 2010:

  • 1,067 people in federal prisons
  • 83 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Waseca in 2000:

  • 153 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Waseca (2011 data):

  • United Prairie Bank: Waseca Branch at 1509 North State Street, branch established on 2004/03/05. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation
  • Roundbank: at 200 Northeast 2nd Street, branch established on 1881/11/15. Info updated 2010/07/27: Bank assets: $290.2 mil, Deposits: $235.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Waseca Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Waseca Branch at 220 Elm Avenue East, branch established on 1992/04/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The First National Bank of Waseca: The First National Bank Of Waseca at 101 North State Street, branch established on 1902/12/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $115.2 mil, Deposits: $99.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Frankson Investment Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Waseca:

Marital status in Waseca, MN
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Waseca:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Waseca
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waseca, MN (based on Waseca County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,60015
Catholic4,5744
Evangelical Protestant4,19719
Other991
None4,666-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Waseca County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Waseca County:

7.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Waseca County:

6.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Waseca County:

10.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Waseca:

45.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waseca:

10.5%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waseca:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.7%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Waseca:

77.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waseca, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$110,920$78,2960$0
Streets and Highways 15$87,570$70,0560$0
Other and Unallocable 6$37,357$74,7140$0
Parks and Recreation 5$27,107$65,05713$566
Police - Other 4$17,015$51,0459$2,646
Electric Power 4$29,180$87,5400$0
Sewerage 4$22,902$68,7060$0
Financial Administration 4$24,118$72,3540$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,311$81,2446$4,250
Firefighters 3$16,506$66,0247$1,704
Water Supply 2$12,660$75,9600$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$6,081$72,9721$665
Totals for Government 68$411,728$72,65836$9,831

Waseca government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,819,000 ($882.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $734,000 ($82.80)
    Sewerage: $505,000 ($56.97)
    Electric Utilities: $208,000 ($23.46)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($4.17)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,641,000 ($749.13)
    Police Protection: $2,326,000 ($262.38)
    Sewerage: $2,285,000 ($257.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,172,000 ($132.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,013,000 ($114.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $970,000 ($109.42)
    General - Other: $888,000 ($100.17)
    Financial Administration: $675,000 ($76.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $559,000 ($63.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $459,000 ($51.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $254,000 ($28.65)
    Public Welfare - Other: $175,000 ($19.74)
    Air Transportation: $162,000 ($18.27)
    Central Staff Services: $160,000 ($18.05)
    General Public Buildings: $105,000 ($11.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($6.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $43,000 ($4.85)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($3.84)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($2.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $357,000 ($40.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,604,000 ($293.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,281,000 ($144.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $748,000 ($84.38)
    Regular Highways: $487,000 ($54.94)
    Electric Utilities: $269,000 ($30.34)
    Police Protection: $98,000 ($11.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $61,000 ($6.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($2.37)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,248,000 ($704.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.23)

Waseca government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,649,000 ($298.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $157,000 ($17.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $147,000 ($16.58)
    Regular Highways: $133,000 ($15.00)
    Air Transportation: $106,000 ($11.96)
    Other: $100,000 ($11.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $30,000 ($3.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $108,000 ($12.18)
    Public Welfare: $108,000 ($12.18)
    Highways: $80,000 ($9.02)
    Air Transportation: $80,000 ($9.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000 ($8.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $81,000 ($9.14)
    Highways: $29,000 ($3.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,370,000 ($154.54)
    Donations From Private Sources: $400,000 ($45.12)
    Special Assessments: $245,000 ($27.64)
    Interest Earnings: $171,000 ($19.29)
    Rents: $111,000 ($12.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($1.58)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($1.02)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,521,000 ($848.39)
    Water Utilities: $1,645,000 ($185.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,931,000 ($894.64)
    General Local Government Support: $2,696,000 ($304.12)
    Other: $300,000 ($33.84)
    Public Welfare: $34,000 ($3.84)
  • Tax - Property: $4,007,000 ($452.00)
    Other License: $247,000 ($27.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000 ($24.37)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $34,000 ($3.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000 ($3.84)

Waseca government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,622,000 ($746.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,700,000 ($642.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $922,000 ($104.00)

Waseca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,408,000 ($384.43)

6.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Blue Earth County, MN  1.26% ($40,137 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.78% ($35,780)
from Le Sueur County, MN  0.69% ($39,423)


5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Blue Earth County, MN  1.12% ($38,107 average AGI)
to Steele County, MN  0.78% ($38,190)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($39,679)
Businesses in Waseca, MN
NameCountNameCount
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waseca:

  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waseca:

  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KYSM-FM (103.5 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDOG (96.7 FM; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNGA (91.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KMSU (89.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K280EC (103.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K289AE (105.7 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRFO-FM (104.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K228DR (93.5 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: OWATONNA AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waseca:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
Waseca fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Waseca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.9mTotal length
  • $318,000,000Total costs
  • 76,392Total average daily traffic
  • 824Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,533Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Waseca, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 182000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Waseca, MN
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Waseca)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Waseca, MN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waseca)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Waseca)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 42. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 60 took place in 2012, and the least - 28 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Waseca, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.1%), and Outside Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waseca, MN
    • 28640.1%Structure Fires
    • 26737.4%Outside Fires
    • 10014.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 608.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waseca, MN
Most common first names in Waseca, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7280.2 years
Mary6380.4 years
George4880.1 years
Robert4871.7 years
William4779.9 years
Joseph4477.9 years
Donald3871.7 years
Esther3883.4 years
Ruth3780.8 years
Anna3587.0 years
Most common last names in Waseca, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6879.8 years
Miller4577.6 years
Larson3478.3 years
Nelson2778.9 years
Anderson2478.5 years
Peterson2377.4 years
Krause2077.3 years
Wobschall1980.1 years
Born1878.1 years
Matz1783.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waseca, MN
  • 93.7%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waseca, MN
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 41.1%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel


Waseca compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Waseca on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 (56093) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 28 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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  • Philip M. Wala (6)
  • Christopher L. Osterloh (5)
  • Michael J. Hermel (5)
  • Robert Kent Payne (2)
  • Paul Sontheimer (2)
  • Donald R. Bauman (2)
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Total of 90 patent applications in 2008-2021.