Waconia is a small city in Minnesota with a population of slightly more than 11,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children aged 5-14 make up a higher percentage of the population here (24%) than nationally (19%), while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 37, skews younger than most cities in Minnesota. Only 19% of residents rent in Waconia, as home ownership is common in the city. At $1,034/month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
Waconia has an average commute time of about 28 minutes, slower than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (49%) drive their car to work, while public transit is not used extensively. Not many workers commute on foot.
Compared to the national average (21%), Waconia has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (30%). Waconia residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just under $100K, Waconia workers earn more than the average Minnesota resident. Waconia's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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