Waconia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 11,774 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waconia is the 92nd largest community in Minnesota.
Waconia real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Waconia house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Waconia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waconia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waconia who work in management occupations (13.78%), sales jobs (13.49%) and office and administrative support (10.85%).
Also of interest is that Waconia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Waconia is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Waconia is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waconia really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waconia perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Waconia is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.22% of adults in Waconia have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Waconia in 2010 was $32,324, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,296 for a family of four.
The people who call Waconia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waconia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waconia include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, Polish and English.
The most common language spoken in Waconia is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,115|
|WACONIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.78%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||20.22%|
|TYPE OF WACONIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||67.12%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||14.33%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.63%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||16.65%|
|SIZE OF WACONIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.79%|
|AGE OF WACONIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||38.71%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||40.21%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.41%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||5.67%|
|WACONIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$280,058|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,228|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $59,000||1.26%|
|$59,001 - $119,000||4.52%|
|$119,001 - $238,000||30.16%|
|$238,001 - $357,000||38.92%|
|$357,001 - $476,000||15.59%|
|$476,001 - $594,000||6.32%|
|$594,001 - $892,000||2.23%|
|$892,001 - $1,189,000||0.78%|
|PEOPLE OF WACONIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.33%|
|5 TO 17||21.71%|
|18 TO 24||6.22%|
|25 TO 34||13.38%|
|35 TO 54||30.93%|
|55 TO 64||6.86%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.56%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.96%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$78,086|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$32,324|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.32%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.38%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.25%)
Public Service (3.10%)
Real estate (2.18%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.61%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.22%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.38%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.49%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.91%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (49.20%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.82%)
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