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Time Zone: Waseca County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Waseca is the Seat for Waseca County.

Waseca County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from SteeleCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Waseca had a population of 18,771 people. This is a decrease of 3.87% since the last Census (which gave a population of 19,526 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Waseca represented 0.4% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,136-2%+1.94% since 2009
200918,771-3.87%-3.12% since 2008
200819,375-0.77%-0.26% since 2007
200019,526The Last Census

More information can be found on the Waseca County Census Page for Waseca County.


Below are some of the communities located in Waseca County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Waseca County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Waseca   8,7498,4933.01% increase  
Janesville   2,2472,1096.54% increase  
New Richland   1,1521,1973.76% decrease  
Waldorf   2312424.55% decrease  

Websites for Waseca County

Official Website:   www.co.waseca.mn.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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