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The location of Waconia

Welcome to Waconia ...

The city of Waconia is located in Carver County.

The location of Waconia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Waconia: wah-KOHN-ee-uh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Waconia has a population of 12,369 people<3> (see below for details).

Waconia is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Waconia: (952)

The ZIP code for Waconia: 55387<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waconia had a population of 10,697 people (or 11.75% of the total population of Carver County). This makes Waconia the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Waconia represents 0.2% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 92nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,697 people, the population of Waconia increased 56.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,814 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Waconia had an population of 12,369 people. This is an increase of 15.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 81.52% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Waconia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Waconia - it's located in Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waconia.

Websites for Waconia ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waconia. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waconia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waconia.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waconia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waconia ...

Looking for more information about Waconia? 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 Waconia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waconia.

Communities near Waconia ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the East (E) of Waconia

Located in Hennepin County

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Waconia

Located in Hennepin County

Shakopee   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Waconia

Located in Scott County

Prior Lake   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Waconia

Located in Scott County

Chaska   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Waconia

Chanhassen   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Waconia

Victoria   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Waconia

Mound   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waconia

Located in Hennepin County

Orono   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waconia

Located in Hennepin County

Shorewood   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waconia

Located in Hennepin County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waconia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Carver County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waconia:

The official website for Carver County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Waconia. 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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waconia.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waconia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Waconia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waconia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Waconia) 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 Waconia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waconia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waconia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8411, Longitude: -93.7974     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waconia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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