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Waconia is a city in Carver County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community name derives from Siouan for "fountain."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Waconia. For links to other places called Waconia, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Waconia is 44.850N. The longitude is -93.786W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,014 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,986.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waconia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carver County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55387 ZIP code.
44% of Waconia residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waconia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waconia was $26,996, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Waconia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Waconia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $615. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,272.
Libraries in Waconia include Waconia Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waconia include Waconia Patriot
Carver County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waconia political report.
The average commute time for Waconia workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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