Waseca, Minnesota

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Waseca is a city in Waseca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 9,611 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Waseca County[3].

U.S. Highway 14 and Minnesota Highway 13 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (22.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,493 people, 3,388 households, and 2,219 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,215.6 people per square mile (856.2/km²). There were 3,563 housing units at an average density of 929.5/sq mi (359.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.24% White, 1.39% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.50% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.10% of the population.

The ancestral makeup of the city is 44.6 % German, 21.3% Norwegian, 13.2% Irish, 5.2% English, 5.1% Swedish, and 4.6% French.

There were 3,388 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

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