Waseca County, Minnesota Population 2024

18,695

Waseca County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 18,695 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Waseca County, Minnesota is the 51st largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 19,145 and has seen a growth of -2.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,200-99-0.54%
202818,299-99-0.54%
202718,398-99-0.54%
202618,497-99-0.53%
202518,596-99-0.53%
202418,695-99-0.53%
202318,794-99-0.52%
202218,893-99-0.52%
202118,992280.15%
202018,9644062.19%
201918,558-95-0.51%
201818,653-69-0.37%
201718,722-86-0.46%
201618,808-124-0.65%
201518,932-3-0.02%
201418,935-105-0.55%
201319,040-137-0.71%
201219,177-9-0.05%
201119,186410.21%
201019,145
199018,079-369-2%
198018,4481,78510.71%
197016,6636223.88%
196016,0411,0847.25%
195014,957-229-1.51%
194015,1867745.37%
193014,4122791.97%
192014,1336674.95%
191013,466-1,294-8.77%
190014,7601,44710.87%
189013,3139287.49%
188012,3854,53157.69%
18707,8545,253201.96%
18602,601-15,599-85.71%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.53% (-99)
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Waseca County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,145
Area
423 mi²
Density
44 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.35% (-450)
Founded
February 27, 1857

Waseca County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,12590.36%
Other race7223.81%
Two or more races6143.24%
Native American1730.91%
Asian1600.84%
Black or African American1590.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waseca County, Minnesota Population by Race

Waseca County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Waseca County, Minnesota Median Age

40.2

Total

40

Male

40.5

Female

Waseca County, Minnesota Adults

There are 14,584 adults, (3,435 of whom are seniors) in Waseca County, Minnesota.

Waseca County, Minnesota Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Waseca County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female9,81351.78%
Male9,14048.22%

Waseca County, Minnesota Population by Age

Waseca County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,4932.4181.418.6
Married3,9873.0292.57.5
Non Family2,4611.270.129.9
Female7752.864.935.1
Male2703.2767.832.2
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waseca County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waseca County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waseca County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.24%.

Waseca County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,005

Average Earnings

$55,294

Average Male

$39,365

Average Female

Waseca County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waseca County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waseca County, Minnesota Language

93.25% of Waseca County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 6.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.2% of the population.

Waseca County, Minnesota Language

Waseca County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,2438675.34%
Hispanic1,10626023.51%
Other71114019.69%
Multiple6147912.87%
Black754458.67%
Native8778.05%
Asian14010.71%
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6.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.36%

Male Poverty Rate

7.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waseca County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waseca County, Minnesota is Black, with 58.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waseca County, Minnesota is Asian, with 0.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.15%.

Waseca County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.58%
High School7.9%
Some College5.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.83%
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Waseca County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed65.93%
Female Unemployed34.03%
Female Employed3.61%
Male Employed2.63%
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Waseca County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waseca County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waseca County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Waseca County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waseca County, Minnesota 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 45-54.

Waseca County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waseca County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,061

Number of Veterans

966

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

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Waseca County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Waseca County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Waseca County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Waseca County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waseca County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waseca County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waseca County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waseca County, Minnesota 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

78.67%

Born in Waseca County, Minnesota

97.27%

Native Born

2.73%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.27% of Waseca County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 78.67% having been born in Minnesota. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waseca County, Minnesota Place of Birth

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