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Encyclopedia > Wabasha, Minnesota

Wabasha is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,599 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wabasha County6. Wabasha was the setting of the movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men. Wabasha County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Wabasha County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 Warner Bros. ...

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Geography

Location of Wabasha, Minnesota

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.1 km² (9.3 mi²). 21.1 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is land and 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it (12.16%) is water. The city is located on the Mississippi River at the foot of Lake Pepin. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Lake Pepin is a widening of the Mississippi River on the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. ...

Main Street in Wabasha, Minnesota.
Main Street in Wabasha, Minnesota.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,599 people, 1,062 households, and 665 families residing in the city. The population density was 123.0/km² (318.4/mi²). There were 1,166 housing units at an average density of 55.2/km² (142.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.96% White, 0.69% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,062 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,291, and the median income for a family was $45,391. Males had a median income of $34,223 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,374. About 5.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Tourist Info

Upon entering Wabasha you will see a sign reading "Welcome to Wabasha, Home of Grumpy Old Men". This is a tribute to the movie "Grumpy Old Men" (1993) and its 1995 sequel "Grumpier Old Men", written by Mark Steven Johnson about his grandfather, Wabasha native Charles Gilbert. Though many of the places mentioned in the movie (such as the local VFW and Slippery's Taverne) can be found in Wabasha, most location shots actually were filmed in other Minnesota communities. The only scene filmed near Wabasha was the "snow angel" scene, filmed in nearby Red Wing.[citation needed] Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States. ...


Wabasha is also home to the Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, the oldest Episcopal church in Minnesota. The church is rich in history and features a one of a kind Tiffany stained glass window.


One of the more unique establishments in Wabasha is the Anderson House, a historic hotel that encourages you to "rent a cat" for the duration of your stay. A permanent home for the Nation Eagle Center is completed, with a Grand Opening of September 29 & 30, 2007.


Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Wabasha include:

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References

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External links

  • City of Wabasha

Coordinates: 44°23′0.42″N, 92°1′53.76″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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