|• Total||3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||393 m (1,289 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Hohentengen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Hüntwangen, Klettgau (DE-BW), Wil|
In 2002, Wasterkingen had his 900th birthday, the Wasterkingener celebrated a big party and there were a lot of interesting attractions to learn more about the history of this little village.
Wasterkingen has an area of 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 46.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.4% is forested. The rest of the land, (10.2%) is settled.
Wasterkingen has a road border crossing into Germany. Günzgen in the state of Baden-Württemberg lies just across the border.
Wasterkingen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 562. As of 2007[update], 7.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.0%), with French being second most common ( 0.7%) and English being third ( 0.5%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 60.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.1%. In Wasterkingen about 91.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Wasterkingen has an unemployment rate of 1.25%. As of 2005[update], there were 31 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 21 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-Jul-2009
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- Official website (in German)