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Welcome to Wabasha ...

The city of Wabasha is located in Wabasha County<1> and is the County Seat for Wabasha County.

The location of Wabasha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Wabasha: WAH-buh-shaw<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wabasha has a population of 2,464 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wabasha.

Wabasha is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Wabasha: (651)

The ZIP code for Wabasha: 55981<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wabasha had an population of 2,464 people. This is a decrease of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wabasha had a population of 2,521 people (or 11.63% of the total population of Wabasha County). This makes Wabasha the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wabasha represents 0.05% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 228th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,521 people, the population of Wabasha decreased 3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,599 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wabasha.

Communities near Wabasha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wabasha.

  • Lake City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Wabasha and is located in Wabasha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<8>
  • Plainview (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Wabasha and is located in Wabasha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,292 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<8>
  • Durand (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durand
    • Durand lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Wabasha and is located in Pepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,789 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durand
  • Elgin (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Wabasha and is located in Wabasha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,080 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<8>
  • Buffalo City (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo City
    • Buffalo City lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Wabasha and is located in Buffalo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 948 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo City
  • Buffalo (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Wabasha and is located in Buffalo County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<9>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
  • Pepin (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepin
    • Pepin lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Wabasha and is located in Pepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepin
  • Alma (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Wabasha and is located in Buffalo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
  • Plum City (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum City
    • Plum City lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Wabasha and is located in Pierce County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum City
  • Kellogg (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
    • Kellogg lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Wabasha and is located in Wabasha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kellogg<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wabasha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wabasha.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wabasha. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wabasha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wabasha. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wabasha.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wabasha ...

Looking for more information about Wabasha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wabasha, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wabasha.

Adding Wabasha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wabasha in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wabasha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wabasha on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Minnesota (1932).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wabasha on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wabasha

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Wabasha County

About Minnesota

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wabasha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wabasha County: www.co.wabasha.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Wabasha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wabasha. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wabasha.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wabasha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wabasha). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wabasha or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wabasha) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wabasha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WabashaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wabasha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3706, Longitude: -92.0421       In this case, the coordinates for Wabasha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.




 

 

 

 

 


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