Waite Park, Minnesota Population 2024

8,387

Waite Park is a city located in Stearns County Minnesota. Waite Park has a 2024 population of 8,387. Waite Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 0.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,345 in 2020.

The average household income in Waite Park is $61,627 with a poverty rate of 25.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waite Park is 40.7 years, 40.7 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Waite Park Demographics

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

  • White: 58.23%
  • Black or African American: 31.33%
  • Other race: 5.04%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
664.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.5% (42)
The current population of Waite Park, Minnesota is 8,387 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,345.

Waite Park, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,82758.23%
Black or African American2,59731.33%
Other race4185.04%
Two or more races2593.12%
Asian1742.1%
Native American150.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waite Park Population by Race

Waite Park Population Pyramid 2024

Waite Park Median Age

40.7

Total

40.7

Male

40.4

Female

Waite Park Adults

There are 6,502 adults, (1,821 of whom are seniors) in Waite Park.

Waite Park Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Waite Park Sex Ratio

Female4,28351.66%
Male4,00748.34%

Waite Park Population by Age

Waite Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7242.2147.452.6
Married1,6873.0859.940.1
Non Family1,6101.1237.562.5
Female3072.9125.774.3
Male1202.716040

3.02

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

47.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waite Park Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade56910.19%
9th to 12th Grade2614.67%
High School Graduate1,80032.24%
Some College1,37124.56%
Associates Degree61210.96%
Bachelors Degree63311.34%
Graduate Degree3376.04%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waite Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waite Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8033,584651
Black1,148732148
Hispanic34325066
Other Race2271340
Asian1747251
2+ Races11811866
Native American15156

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.93%.

Waite Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,988$43,060$32,895
Less Than 9th Grade$16,389$42,571$11,441
High School Graduate$36,554$60,050$21,654
Some College$34,475$34,578$34,422
Bachelors Degree$46,536$61,013$34,862
Graduate Degree$61,125$0$60,531

$34,988

Average Earnings

$43,060

Average Male

$32,895

Average Female

Waite Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waite Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waite Park Language

71% of Waite Park residents speak only English, while 29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 21.55% of the population.

Waite Park Language

Waite Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,5971,14744.17%
White4,67261213.1%
Hispanic60920032.84%
Multiple25916965.25%
Other41813532.3%
Asian174126.9%

25.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.92%

Male Poverty Rate

27.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waite Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waite Park is Multiple, with 65.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waite Park is Asian, with 6.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.47%.

Waite Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.31%
High School30.44%
Some College10.36%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Waite Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed12.89%
Male Unemployed10.96%
Male Employed8.06%

Waite Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waite Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$52,391$61,627
Families$68,438$75,493
Married Families$76,964$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,588$43,250

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waite Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Waite Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waite Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waite Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waite Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

491

Number of Veterans

474

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War149
Korea146
Vietnam145
First Gulf War49
World War II0

Waite Park Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+199
65 to 7488
35 to 5485
18 to 3478
55 to 6441

Waite Park Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4139.35%
Black785.25%

Waite Park Veterans by Race

Waite Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waite Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Waite Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waite Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waite Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

59.92%

Born in Waite Park

73.69%

Native Born

26.31%

Foreign Born

19.02%

Non Citizen

7.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.69% of Waite Park residents were born in the United States, with 59.92% having been born in Minnesota. 19.02% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,439100.12%
20288,429110.13%
20278,418100.12%
20268,408110.13%
20258,397100.12%
20248,387110.13%
20238,376100.12%
20228,366200.24%
20218,34610.01%
20208,3455547.11%
20197,791250.32%
20187,7661361.78%
20177,630-7-0.09%
20167,637-5-0.07%
20157,642700.92%
20147,5721542.08%
20137,418140.19%
20127,404150.2%
20117,38960.08%
20107,38381512.41%
20006,5681,54830.84%
19905,0201,52443.59%
19803,49667223.8%
19702,82400%

Waite Park Population by Year