Wadena, Minnesota Population 2020

4,124

Wadena is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 4,124, it is the 173rd largest city in Minnesota and the 5310th largest city in the United States. Wadena is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 0.88% 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 764 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wadena is $53,548 with a poverty rate of 22.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $690 per month, and the median house value is $100,300. The median age in Wadena is 37 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.6 males.

Wadena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wadena was:

  • White: 96.62%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Two or more races: 0.91%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wadena, Minnesota is 4,124, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,094.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,088.

Wadena, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,91496.62%
Black or African American621.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.94%
Two or More Races370.91%

Wadena Population Pyramid 2020

Wadena Median Age

37


Total

36.7


Male

38.4


Female

Wadena Adults

There are 3,072 adults, (970 of whom are seniors) in Wadena.

Wadena Age Dependency

92.7

Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadena Sex Ratio

Female

2,243

55.37%

Male

1,808

44.63%

Wadena Households and Families

Wadena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wadena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
Male72.5%27.5%
All64.4%35.6%
Non Family52.4%47.6%
Female41.3%58.7%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8692.0864.4
Non Family8231.0952.4
Married5662.8488.5
Female2472.7341.3
Male2333.0472.5

2.52

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

9.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wadena Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1174.25%
9th to 12th Grade2268.22%
High School Graduate99036.00%
Some College68724.98%
Associates Degree38714.07%
Bachelors Degree29110.58%
Graduate Degree521.89%

Wadena Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5772,293343
Hispanic6565
Black6211
Native American3838
Multiple Races8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,074$34,375$27,036
Less Than High School$23,510$22,644$30,500
High School Grad$$47,583$8,894
Some College$30,033$37,813$26,946
Bachelors Degree$39,049$53,867$38,396
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,074

Average Earnings

$34,375

Average Male

$27,036

Average Female

Wadena Language

Wadena Language by Age

Wadena Language

98.06% of Wadena residents speak only English, while 1.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Wadena Poverty

Wadena Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,61573020.19%
Black5858100.00%
Multiple3737100.00%
Hispanic892426.97%
Native36822.22%

22.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.57%

Male Poverty Rate

23.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wadena is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadena is White, with 20.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.42%
High School21.03%
Some College10.27%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.58%
Male Unemployed29.79%
Female Employed13.45%
Male Employed11.23%

Wadena Income

Wadena Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,678$53,548
Families$48,886$60,050
Married Families$57,885-
Non Families$26,192$35,854

Wadena Marital Status

Wadena Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadena Married by Age and Sex

Wadena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wadena Marital Status by Race

Wadena Veterans

254

Number of Veterans

237

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam93
World War II42
Korea35
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War11
Age Group Veterans
75+125
65 to 7471
55 to 6431
35 to 5427
18 to 34

$Wadena Veterans by Education

12.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadena Employment Status

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wadena Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.08%

Born in Minnesota

99.88%

Native Born

0.12%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.88% of Wadena residents were born in the United States, with 74.08% having been born in Minnesota. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,124150.37%
20194,109150.37%
20184,094250.61%
20174,069150.37%
20164,054-42-1.03%
20154,096591.46%
20144,037-30-0.74%
20134,067340.84%
20124,033-14-0.35%
20114,047-25-0.61%
20104,072-222-0.53%
20004,2941630.39%
19904,131-568-1.28%
19804,699590.13%
19704,6402590.58%
19604,3814231.02%
19503,9581,0423.10%
19402,9164041.50%
19302,5120.00%