Waseca County

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Waseca County, Minnesota

307 N State St
Waseca, MN 56093
Phone: (507) 835-0610
Fax: (507) 835-0633
www.co.waseca.mn.us

In south-central MN, southeast of Mankato; established Feb 27, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Steele County. Name Origin: From Dakota 'rich,' referring either to provisions or the fertile soil

Area (sq mi):: 432.81 (land 423.25; water 9.56) Population per square mile: 45.70
Population 2005: 19,330 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 8.00% Population 2000: 19,526 (White 93.20%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,631; median household $42,440; Population below poverty level: 6.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,400-$25,516
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 17.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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