Waite Park, Minnesota Population 2021

7,822
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Waite Park is a city located in Stearns County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 7,822, it is the 120th largest city in Minnesota and the 3684th largest city in the United States . Waite Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 16.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,715 in 2010. Waite Park reached it's highest population of 7,822 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Waite Park has a population density of 619 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waite Park is $53,333 with a poverty rate of 24.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $844 per month, and the median house value is $151,700. The median age in Waite Park is 31.1 years, 29.4 years for males, and 31.7 years for females.

Waite Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waite Park was:

  • White: 66.99%
  • Black or African American: 20.24%
  • Other race: 5.38%
  • Asian: 4.19%
  • Two or more races: 3.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waite Park, Minnesota is 7,822 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,741.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,715.

Waite Park, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,15366.99%
Black or African American1,55720.24%
Some Other Race4145.38%
Asian3224.19%
Two or More Races2463.20%
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Waite Park Population by Race

Waite Park Population Pyramid $2021

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Waite Park Median Age

31.1


Total

29.4


Male

31.7


Female

Waite Park Adults

There are 6,077 adults, (1,372 of whom are seniors) in Waite Park.

Waite Park Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Waite Park Sex Ratio

Female

3,897

50.66%

Male

3,795

49.34%

Waite Park Population by Age

Waite Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waite Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.1%37.9%
All37.9%62.1%
Non Family27.3%72.7%
Male21.5%78.5%
Female19.5%80.5%

37.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waite Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4992.1937.9
Non Family1,6771.2527.3
Married1,1962.8362.1
Female3843.5219.5
Male2423.3821.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Waite Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade54011.57%
9th to 12th Grade3126.68%
High School Graduate1,38129.58%
Some College93119.94%
Associates Degree72915.61%
Bachelors Degree58012.42%
Graduate Degree1964.20%
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Waite Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waite Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3733,184637
Black65533174
Hispanic32113644
Asian24288
Other Race18817
2+ Races858521

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.71%.

Waite Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,808$34,229$30,563
Less Than 9th Grade$22,273$31,173$
High School Graduate$30,572$38,289$18,932
Some College$34,198$35,763$32,146
Bachelors Degree$39,906$27,813$47,692
Graduate Degree$60,375$$57,500

$31,808

Average Earnings

$34,229

Average Male

$30,563

Average Female

Waite Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waite Park Language by Age

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Waite Park Language

74.02% of Waite Park residents speak only English, while 25.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 14.53% of the population.

Waite Park Language

Waite Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,5571,09270.13%
White4,8184729.80%
Hispanic64525239.07%
Other41419547.10%
Multiple2465522.36%
Asian321278.41%

24.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.08%

Male Poverty Rate

32.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waite Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waite Park is Black, with 70.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waite Park is Asian, with 8.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.04%.

Waite Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.15%
High School12.95%
Some College9.05%
Bachelors or Greater7.26%

Waite Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed88.68%
Male Unemployed24.24%
Female Employed23.70%
Male Employed8.49%

Waite Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waite Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,200$53,333
Families$50,119$64,248
Married Families$62,829-
Non Families$31,986$38,911
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Income by Household Type

Waite Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Waite Park Married by Age and Sex

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Waite Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Waite Park Marital Status by Race

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Waite Park Marital Status

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678

Number of Veterans

651

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War279
Vietnam206
Korea75
First Gulf War70
World War II23

Waite Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34222
75+155
65 to 74138
55 to 6489
35 to 5474

Waite Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White51511.64%
Black999.29%
2+ Races6455.17%

Waite Park Veterans by Race

Waite Park Veterans by Education

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1.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waite Park Veterans by Education

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69.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Waite Park Employment by Age

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Waite Park Employment by Race

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Waite Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.47%

Born in Waite Park

81.05%

Native Born

18.95%

Foreign Born

14.53%

Non Citizen

4.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.05% of Waite Park residents were born in the United States, with 65.47% having been born in Minnesota. 14.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Waite Park Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,822270.35%
20207,795270.35%
20197,768270.35%
20187,7411261.65%
20177,615-15-0.20%
20167,630-5-0.07%
20157,635700.93%
20147,5651532.06%
20137,412130.18%
20127,399120.16%
20117,38760.08%
20107,3818131.17%
20006,5681,5482.72%
19905,0201,5243.68%
19803,4966722.16%
19702,8240.00%

Waite Park Population by Year