Peterson Lake

Wabasha County, Minnesota

Wabasha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1849 As of 2000, the population was 21,610. Its county seat is Wabasha.

Wabasha County is part of the Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 550 square miles (1,424 km²), of which, 525 square miles (1,360 km²) of it is land and 25 square miles (64 km²) of it (4.51%) is water.

Major highways

  • Minnesota State Highway 60
  • Minnesota State Highway 74
  • Minnesota State Highway 247
  • Lakes

    Adjacent counties


    As of the census of 2000, there were 21,610 people, 8,277 households, and 5,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 9,066 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.3% were of German, 11.1% Norwegian, 7.3% Irish and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

    There were 8,277 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

    In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $42,117, and the median income for a family was $50,480. Males had a median income of $33,053 versus $24,316 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,664. About 4.10% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

    Cities and towns

    Cities Townships Unincorporated

  • Chester
  • Elgin
  • Gillford
  • Glasgow
  • Greenfield
  • Highland
  • Hyde Park
  • Lake
  • Mazeppa
  • Minneiska
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oakwood
  • Pepin
  • Plainview
  • Watopa
  • West Albany
  • Zumbro
  • South Troy
  • † These cities lie partly within Goodhue County.
    ‡ A part of Minneiska extends into Winona County.

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