Waseca County, Minnesota

Waseca County, Minnesota
Waseca County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Waseca County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 27, 1857 [1]
Named for The Dakota word meaning "rich," a reference to the fertile soil in the area.
Seat Waseca
Largest city Waseca
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

432.81 sq mi (1,121 km²)
423.25 sq mi (1,096 km²)
9.56 sq mi (25 km²), 2.21%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

19,136
46/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.waseca.mn.us

Waseca County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 19,136.[1] Its county seat is Waseca[2].

Contents

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 432.81 square miles (1,121.0 km2), of which 423.25 square miles (1,096.2 km2) (or 97.79%) is land and 9.56 square miles (24.8 km2) (or 2.21%) is water.[3] The Le Sueur River flows through a part of the county.

Lakes

  • Buffalo Lake: in Alton Township
  • Clear Lake: in Woodville Township
  • Everson Lake: in Blooming Grove Township
  • Goose Lake: in Woodville Township
  • Hayes Lake: in Blooming Grove Township
  • Knutsen Lake: in Blooming Grove Township
  • Lake Elysian: almost entirely in Janesville Township, but the northern edge juts into Le Sueur County
  • Lilly Lake: in Janesville Township
  • Lily Lake: mostly in Iosco Township, but the far western part of the lake extends into Janesville Township and Le Sueur County
  • Loon Lake: in Woodville Township-
  • Mott Lake: in Freedom Township
  • Reeds Lake: in Iosco Township
  • Reese Lake: in New Richland Township
  • Rice Lake: in Janesville Township
  • Rice Lake: there is another, somewhat larger Rice Lake in Woodville Township
  • Saint Olaf Lake: in New Richland Township
  • Sibert Lake: in Janesville Township
  • Silver Lake: in Wilton Township
  • Toners Lake: in Iosco Township
  • Trenton Lake: the northern third is in Byron Township and the lower two thirds is in Freeborn County
  • Watkins Lake: in Woodville Township

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 2,601
1870 7,854 202.0%
1880 12,385 57.7%
1890 13,313 7.5%
1900 14,760 10.9%
1910 13,466 −8.8%
1920 14,133 5.0%
1930 14,412 2.0%
1940 15,186 5.4%
1950 14,957 −1.5%
1960 16,041 7.2%
1970 16,663 3.9%
1980 18,448 10.7%
1990 18,079 −2.0%
2000 19,526 8.0%
2010 19,136 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 19,526 people, 7,059 households, and 4,990 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 7,427 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.65% White, 2.26% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 2.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.6% were of German, 15.5% Norwegian, 7.4% Irish and 5.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 7,059 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,440, and the median income for a family was $50,081. Males had a median income of $34,380 versus $22,630 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,631. About 4.50% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Elysian is primarily in Le Sueur County, but a part extends into Waseca County.

See also

References

  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 44°01′N 93°35′W / 44.02°N 93.59°W / 44.02; -93.59


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