Waconia Township, Carver County, Minnesota

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Waconia Township, Minnesota
Township
Motto: "Out Of Water....Comes Life"
Waconia Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Waconia Township, Minnesota
Waconia Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°50′27″N 93°50′2″W / 44.84083°N 93.83389°W / 44.84083; -93.83389Coordinates: 44°50′27″N 93°50′2″W / 44.84083°N 93.83389°W / 44.84083; -93.83389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carver
Area
 • Total 32.5 sq mi (84.2 km2)
 • Land 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
 • Water 5.4 sq mi (14.0 km2)
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,284
 • Density 47.4/sq mi (18.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55387
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-67450[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665887[2]

Waconia Township is a township in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,284 as of the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

Waconia Township was organized in 1858, and named after Lake Waconia.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.5 square miles (84.2 km²), of which 27.1 square miles (70.2 km²) is land and 5.4 square miles (14.0 km²) (16.58%) is water.

The southeast quarter of the city of Mayer and the entire city of Waconia are located within the township geographically but are separate entities.

Lakes[edit]

  • Burandt Lake (west three-quarters)
  • Donders Lake
  • Goose Lake (south three-quarters)
  • Hydes Lake
  • Lake Patterson
  • Lake Waconia (west three-quarters)
  • Rice Lake (northeast edge)
  • Rutz Lake
  • Swan Lake

Adjacent townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: Rutz Lake, Saint Josephs and Waconia Public.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,284 people, 429 households, and 349 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.4 people per square mile (18.3/km²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 16.3/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.14% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 429 households of out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $76,113, and the median income for a family was $76,782. Males had a median income of $46,563 versus $35,132 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,437. About 2.1% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder - Waconia Township total population
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 84.