Wadena is a city located in Wadena County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Wadena County. With a 2020 population of 4,159, it is the 170th largest city in Minnesota and the 5289th largest city in the United States . Wadena is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,088 in 2010. Wadena reached it's highest population of 4,699 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Wadena has a population density of 770 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wadena is $48,036 with a poverty rate of 20.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $658 per month, and the median house value is $100,800. The median age in Wadena is 38.1 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.