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People

Total Population 9,324
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,374
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,782
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,073

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,090
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $561
Median House Value $128,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 8.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waseca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles S of Burnsville, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles S of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Waseca
Standard Zip Codes 56093
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.077
Longitude -93.507

Waseca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WASECA EXP STATION
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station MANKATO
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station ST PETER 2 SW
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Waseca, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Meriden (56093)

Otisco (56093)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elysian 604 $84,167
Janesville 2,667 $72,404

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waseca Public Libraries

Library
Waseca-le Sueur Regional Library
408 N STATE ST
Waseca, Minnesota
(507) 835-2910
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Waseca Hospitals

WASECA MEDICAL CENTER-MAYO HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
501 NORTH STATE STREET
(507) 835-1210
Emergency Service: Yes

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Waseca High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WASECA SR.
1717 2ND ST. N.W.
507-835-5470
Serves 763 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

WASECA ALTERNATIVE H.S.
1717 2ND ST. N.W.
507-835-5470
A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.2

WCOC - DAY TREATMENT
203 S. STATE ST.
507-835-2237
A Special Education School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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Historic Waseca

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Cottages at Maplewood. between 1880 and 1899

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Cottages at Maplewood. between 1880 and 1899

Waseca (Clear Lake and Maplewood) between 1880 and 1899

Clear Lake from Maplewood. c1898.

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