Waconia ( wə-KOHN-yə), a city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The city's population was 10,697 at the 2010 census and an estimated 12,370 in 2019.
Located in the central belt of the state, Waconia attracts visitors year-round for the renowned fishing on nearby Lake Waconia.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.39 square miles (11.37 km2), of which, 4.34 square miles (11.24 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.
Minnesota State Highways 5 and 284; and Carver County Highway 10 are the main routes in Waconia.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,814 people, 2,568 households, and 1,848 families living in the city. The population density was 2,432.0 people per square mile (939.6/km²). There were 2,646 housing units at an average density of 944.4 per square mile (364.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.06% White, 0.34% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.
There were 2,568 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were occupied by one person and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.