Wabasso, Minnesota

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Wabasso, Minnesota

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High Points

Wabasso strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Wabasso Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Wabasso Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Wabasso Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Wabasso Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wabasso, Minnesota

Comparing Wabasso to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Affordability of Rents 7 7
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 4

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Wabasso Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 92 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Redwood
Standard Zip Codes 56293
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.401
Longitude -95.255

Wabasso Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station WINDOM
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
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Wabasso Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 643 100%
Male 311 48.4%
Female 332 51.6%
Under 18 178 27.7%
18+ 465 72.3%
65+ 141 21.9%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.02
White 639 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Wabasso Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 656
Growth 13
Growth % 2%

Wabasso Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 63%
Norwegian 12.4%
US/American 6.9%
Czech 3.2%
Polish 2.6%
Swedish 2.3%
Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
English 0.8%
Luxemburger 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wabasso 643 $44,773
Clements 191 $46,250
Lamberton 859 $38,646
Lucan 226 $38,750
Redwood Falls 5,459 $52,589
Vesta 339 $34,583
Wanda 103 $41,250

Wabasso Public Libraries

Wabasso Public Library
1248 OAK ST
Wabasso, Minnesota
(507) 342-5279
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Wabasso High Schools (2004)

1333 MAY ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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