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Things to do: wildlife areas, fun & games
Waite Park is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 6,715 at the 2010 census and according to 2014 estimates is now 7,469. It is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryWaite Park was incorporated in 1893. The city was named for Henry Chester Waite, a state legislator. A post office was established at Waite Park in 1897, and remained in operation until 1972.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.94sqmi; 8.90sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi is water.Minnesota State Highway 23 and County 75 are two of the main routes in Waite Park.Minnesota Highway 15 skirts the southeastern border of Waite Park. Interstate Highway 94 is to the immediate south and west of Waite Park.Waite Park is immediately west of the city of St. Cloud.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 6,715 people, 3,127 households, and 1,538 families residing in the city. The population density was 754.5PD/sqmi. There were 3,424 housing units at an average density of 384.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 83.6% White, 6.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 2.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.
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