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Waseca, Minnesota

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The location of Waseca

Welcome to Waseca ...

The city of Waseca is located in Waseca County and is the County Seat for Waseca County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Waseca has a population of 8,904 people<2> (see below for details).

Waseca is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Waseca: (507)

The ZIP code for Waseca: 56093<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waseca had a population of 9,410 people (or 49.17% of the total population of Waseca County). This makes Waseca the county's most populous community.

The population of Waseca represents 0.18% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,410 people, the population of Waseca increased 10.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,493 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Waseca had an population of 8,904 people. This is a decrease of 5.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.84% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Waseca ...

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

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

Websites for Waseca ...

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 Waseca. 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 Waseca. 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 Waseca. Our list includes 17 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waseca ...

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

Communities near Waseca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Owatonna   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the East (E) of Waseca

Located in Steele County

Faribault   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waseca

Located in Rice County

Eagle Lake   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Waseca

Located in Blue Earth County

Janesville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Waseca

Waterville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Waseca

Located in Le Sueur County

Medford   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waseca

Located in Steele County

New Richland   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Waseca

Madison Lake   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Waseca

Located in Blue Earth County

Morristown   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Waseca

Located in Rice County

Saint Clair   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Waseca

Located in Blue Earth County

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

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waseca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Waseca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waseca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Waseca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waseca. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waseca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waseca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0827, Longitude: -93.5023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waseca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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