Community Profile

Community Profile


Welcome to Waseca, Minnesota. Discover Waseca and experience a city full of opportunity and fun. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and picturesque homes. Stop and shop our antique, craft, and charming specialty shops. Love History? Tour our historical museum, Farmamerica, arts center and so much more. Looking for recreation? Try our outdoor water park, hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, golf, dining and coffee houses. The attraction to our community is the small town family atmosphere, the contentment among its residents, the refreshing business climate and the progressive attitude. Visitors fall in love with Waseca’s beauty, history and small town charm.

Waseca County has the fifth highest manufacturing employment per capita in Minnesota. Waseca offers a safe living and working environment, quick commuting, easy access to businesses, shopping and community facilities and a productive flexible workforce. Wasecan’s display a strong community spirit and commitment to high quality education, sports and recreational programs.


County: Waseca

Region: South Central

Distance from Minneapolis: 75

Distance from nearest MSA*: 58 Miles from Rochester MSA

US Congressional District: 1

MN Legislative District(s): 24


Area 2010

Community: 9,410

County: 19,551

Source: U.S. Census, State Demographer * Metropolitan Statistical Area

Major Employers

Quad/Graphics Magazine, Printing
Itron, Inc Semiconductor & Related Device Mfg.
Waseca Public Schools Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools
Federal Correctional Institution Waseca Correctional Institutions
Mayo Clinic Health System General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Inc. Business to Business Electronic Markets
Mediacom Cable & Other Subscription Programming
Waseca County Executive & Legislative Offices, Combined
ELM Homes, Inc. Other Residential Care Facilities
Winegar Inc. Precision Turned Prod. Mfg.
Birds Eye Foods Frozen Foods
Wal-Mart Supercenter Supercenter
Corchran, Inc. Sheet Metal Work Mfg

Workforce-Waseca County

Total Employment 10,169
Available Workforce 10,603
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Source: DEED – Labor Market Information: LAUS Annual Average 2006

Employment By Industry

Natural Resources and Mining 173
Construction 225
Manufacturing 2,399
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 1,054
Information 234
Financial Activities 247
Professional and Business Services 463
Education and Health Services 1,406
Leisure and Hospitality 413
Other Services 174
Government 1,444
Source: DEED – Labor Market Information: CEW Annual Data 2006
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