Waseca, Minnesota Population 2021

8,797
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Waseca is a city located in Waseca County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Waseca County. With a 2020 population of 8,797, it is the 108th largest city in Minnesota and the 3373rd largest city in the United States . Waseca is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually and its population has decreased by -6.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,410 in 2010. Waseca reached it's highest population of 9,422 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Waseca has a population density of 2,214 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waseca is $62,820 with a poverty rate of 12.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $654 per month, and the median house value is $127,300. The median age in Waseca is 39.2 years, 39.3 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Waseca Demographics

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

  • White: 88.72%
  • Black or African American: 3.70%
  • Other race: 2.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.58%
  • Native American: 1.38%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waseca, Minnesota is 8,797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,899.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,410.

Waseca, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,97488.72%
Black or African American3333.70%
Some Other Race2652.95%
Two or More Races2322.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1241.38%
Asian600.67%
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Waseca Population by Race

Waseca Population Pyramid $2021

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Waseca Median Age

39.2


Total

39.3


Male

39


Female

Waseca Adults

There are 6,967 adults, (1,525 of whom are seniors) in Waseca.

Waseca Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Waseca Sex Ratio

Female

5,024

55.90%

Male

3,964

44.10%

Waseca Population by Age

Waseca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waseca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.5%8.5%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family59.7%40.3%
Male36.9%63.1%
Female28.5%71.5%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waseca Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6312.2267.7
Married1,5093.0391.5
Non Family1,4761.0859.7
Female4672.6128.5
Male1793.8836.9

2.85

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Waseca Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2894.58%
9th to 12th Grade2824.47%
High School Graduate2,42938.50%
Some College1,39122.05%
Associates Degree74411.79%
Bachelors Degree77912.35%
Graduate Degree3956.26%
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Waseca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waseca Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4185,0881,083
Hispanic52631863
Black21820210
Other Race1999441
Native American103968
Asian362610
2+ Races198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.78%.

Waseca Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,076$38,994$24,419
Less Than 9th Grade$18,182$16,653$37,857
High School Graduate$27,042$32,470$21,967
Some College$31,884$40,670$20,492
Bachelors Degree$50,135$52,045$46,250
Graduate Degree$52,794$39,970$65,250

$32,076

Average Earnings

$38,994

Average Male

$24,419

Average Female

Waseca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waseca Language by Age

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Waseca Language

91.04% of Waseca residents speak only English, while 8.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.27% of the population.

Waseca Language

Waseca Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,9786639.50%
Hispanic68518126.42%
Black20411254.90%
Other21910748.86%
Multiple2215424.43%

12.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.51%

Male Poverty Rate

15.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waseca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waseca is Black, with 54.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waseca is White, with 9.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.38%.

Waseca Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School16.26%
Some College10.79%
Less Than 9th Grade9.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%

Waseca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed68.91%
Female Employed11.03%
Male Unemployed8.99%
Male Employed3.11%

Waseca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waseca Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,429$62,820
Families$61,528$80,680
Married Families$76,689-
Non Families$27,643$34,549
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Income by Household Type

Waseca Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Waseca Married by Age and Sex

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Waseca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Waseca Marital Status by Race

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Waseca Marital Status

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451

Number of Veterans

396

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam203
Korea109
First Gulf War82
Second Gulf War71
World War II11

Waseca Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74141
75+109
35 to 54107
18 to 3454
55 to 6440

Waseca Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4376.97%
Native American1411.97%
Hispanic101.82%

Waseca Veterans by Race

Waseca Veterans by Education

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14.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waseca Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Waseca Employment by Age

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Waseca Employment by Race

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Waseca 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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70.14%

Born in Waseca

93.93%

Native Born

6.07%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

2.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.93% of Waseca residents were born in the United States, with 70.14% having been born in Minnesota. 3.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waseca Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,797-34-0.39%
20208,831-34-0.38%
20198,865-34-0.38%
20188,899-60-0.67%
20178,959-63-0.70%
20169,022-201-2.18%
20159,223-18-0.19%
20149,241-77-0.83%
20139,318-89-0.95%
20129,407-5-0.05%
20119,412-10-0.11%
20109,4229291.04%
20008,4931080.13%
19908,3851660.20%
19808,2191,4301.93%
19706,7898911.42%
19605,8989711.82%
19504,9276571.44%
19404,2704551.13%
19303,815-93-0.24%
19203,9088542.50%
19103,054-49-0.16%
19003,1030.00%

Waseca Population by Year