Wabasha County


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Wabasha County, Minnesota

625 Jefferson Ave
Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone: (651) 565-2648
Fax: (651) 565-2774
www.co.wabasha.mn.us

On the southeastern border of MN, north of Rochester; original county; established Oct 27, 1849 (prior to statehood); originally spelled Wabashaw. Name Origin: The name of hereditary Sioux chiefs. The name of the chiefs has been transliterated as Wapashaw and is said to mean 'red leaf,' 'red hat,' or 'red battle-standard.' The origin of the latter is probably a decoration or red uniform given by the British to one of the chiefs.

Area (sq mi):: 549.83 (land 525.01; water 24.82) Population per square mile: 42.30
Population 2005: 22,200 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 9.50% Population 2000: 21,610 (White 97.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $19,664; median household $42,117; Population below poverty level: 6.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,146-$28,624
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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