Below are some data nuggets for Waseca County, MN where First Congregational Church is located. These are based off of the 2000 Census, so there will be some variation that isn’t reflected. It will still give a good general overview of the area I will be ministering in in the years to come.

A few thoughts – Ethnically, it is very white. I have more ethnic diversity within a 3 block radius of my current house in East St. Paul than in the whole county. A very low rate of rental – 20%. A low rate of unemployment – 2.5%. A low poverty rate – 6.5% living below the poverty rate.

Any reader thoughts?

Selected Counties:
Waseca County MN

Statistics Waseca
County, MN
Population 19,526
Pop. Density (per sq. mile) 46.1
Land Area (in sq. miles) 423.3
Sex
Male 10,199 52.2%
Female 9,327 47.8%
Age
Median Age 36.3
Race
Non-Hispanic 18,960 97.1%
American Indian 111 0.6%
Asian 89 0.5%
Black 435 2.2%
Hawaiian/Pacific Is. 6 0.0%
White 18,198 93.2%
Other 8 0.0%
2+ Races 113 0.6%
Hispanic 566 2.9%
Hispanic Black 6 0.0%
Hispanic White 284 1.5%
Hispanic Other 276 1.4%
Households
Total Households 7,059
Family Households 4,990 70.7%
Non-Family Households 2,069 29.3%
Population Households
Population In Households 18,077 92.6%
In Family Households 15,658 86.6%
In Non-Family HH 2,419 13.4%
Population In Group Quarters 1,449 7.4%
Median Household Income
Median Household Income $42,440
Median Family HH Income $50,081
Median Nonfamily HH Income $24,823
Unemployment Age 16+
Population Age 16+ 15,112
In Labor Force (Civilian) 10,008 99.9%
Unemployed 247 2.5%
Poverty
Person Poverty (universe) 18,064
Income Below Poverty Level 1,182 6.5%
Housing
Total Housing Units 7,427
Occupied Units 7,059 95.0%
Owner Occupied Units 5,654 80.1%
Renter Occupied Units 1,405 19.9%
Vacant Units 368 5.0%

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