State Demographics

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric was formed on October 10, 1936, when Waseca Cooperative Electric and Steele County Cooperative Electric were merged into one organization with a combined membership of 860.

Since its beginning, the cooperative has grown steadily to its present membership of more than 8,000. A growing membership and increased loads created the need for power, lines and facilities. Today, SWCE has more than 1,900 miles of line and 16 substations for its 900-square-mile service territory.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric111,336119,151123,187125,642

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-47,7277,2187,354
5-97,9617,5657,680
10-148,0197,7748,002
15-199,4789,0889,379
20-248,9209,3399,040
25-297,2787,5627,007
30-347,1777,3957,876
35-397,0987,6797,631
40-447,7987,1927,717
45-498,9007,0187,270
50-548,7167,5636,889
55-597,7318,4357,486
60-646,0557,8617,807
65-694,4606,7327,368
70-743,7045,4846,175
75-792,9073,6914,825
80-842,5232,5842,992
85+2,7003,0073,143
18+90,27395,88097,654
Median Age373939

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric2021
Total123,187.000
White Alone86.920
Black Alone5.570
American Indian Alone0.570
Asian Alone1.700
Pacific Islander Alone0.050
Some Other Race2.970
Two or More Races2.220
Hispanic Origin8.620
Diversity Index36.100

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households39,49843,91246,08747,190
Housing Units41,61747,79350,11351,476
Owner Occupied Units34,56335,970
Renter Occupied Units11,52411,220
Vacant Units4,0264,286

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric20212026
Median Home Value$211,569$248,651
Average Home Value$240,679$272,310
<$50,0001,396773
$50,000 - $99,9992,3821,325
$100,000 - $149,9995,3703,283
$150,000 - $199,9996,8255,879
$200,000 - $249,9995,6556,912
$250,000 - $299,9994,7636,548
$300,000 - $399,9995,0367,267
$400,000 - $499,9991,7252,387
$500,000 - $749,9999541,096
$1,000,000 +144178

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later900
2000-20096,846
1990-19996,100
1980-19894,840
1970-19797,730
1960-19694,006
1950-19594,833
1940-19492,045
1939 or Before10,922

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric20212026
Median Household$68,112$75,431
Average Household$84,932$93,108
Per Capita$31,969$35,158

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric2021
<$15,0003,761
$15,000 - $24,9993,345
$25,000 - $34,9993,246
$35,000 - $49,9996,051
$50,000 - $74,9998,389
$75,000 - $99,9998,230
$100,000 - $149,9997,750
$150,000 - $199,9992,797
$200,000+2,518

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+60,524
In-County Residents41,828
Out-of-County Residents18,355
Drive Alone47,183
Carpooled4,691
Public Transport295
Work at Home6,125
Less than 5 minutes3,692
5-9 minutes11,312
10-14 minutes9,939
15-19 minutes6,562
20-24 minutes5,869
25-29 minutes2,928
30-34 minutes4,423
35-39 minutes1,505
40-44 minutes1,421
45-59 minutes3,300
60-89 minutes2,489
90+ minutes958
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees60,215
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt541
Mining12
Utilities236
Construction3,218
Manufacturing8,633
Wholesale Trade4,246
  
Retail Trade8,190
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers1,004
Furn & Home Furnish Str97
Electronics & Appl Store118
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip707
Food & Beverage Stores2,211
Health/Pers Care Stores330
Gasoline Stations131
Clothing/Accessory Store215
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music805
General Merchandise Str1,073
Misc Store Retailers1,378
Nonstore Retailers122
  
Transportation/Warehouse1,743
Information763
  
Finance & Insurance3,113
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn810
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv261
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other2,042
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing1,205
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv1,279
Legal Services208
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises76
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt567
Educational Services5,426
HealthCare/Social Assist6,615
Arts/Entertainment/Rec757
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs3,837
Accommodation432
Food Srv/Drinking Places3,405
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin4,369
Auto Repair/Maintenance653
Public Administration Emp4,630

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric2021
Some High School3,842
Graduated High School23,326
Associates Degree9,978
Bachelor's Degree15,022
Graduate Degree7,779

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses4,383
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus80
Mining Bus3
Utilities Bus13
Construction Bus375
Manufacturing Bus182
Wholesale Trade Bus143
  
Retail Trade Bus634
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus85
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus26
Electronics & Appl Store Bus16
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus69
Food & Beverage Stores Bus105
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus55
Gasoline Stations Bus14
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus44
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus41
General Merchandise Str Bus26
Misc Store Retailers Bus105
Nonstore Retailers Bus48
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus121
Information Bus90
  
Finance & Insurance Bus249
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus75
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus63
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus112
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus188
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus268
Legal Services Bus52
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus7
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus123
Educational Services Bus119
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus384
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus97
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus256
Accommodation Bus46
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus210
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus620
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus115
Public Administration Bus238

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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