Wadena, Minnesota Population 2021

4,159
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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.

Wadena Demographics

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

  • White: 95.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.57%
  • Native American: 1.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wadena, Minnesota is 4,159 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,078.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,088.

Wadena, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,96695.38%
Two or More Races1072.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native561.35%
Black or African American290.70%
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Wadena Population by Race

Wadena Population Pyramid $2021

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Wadena Median Age

38.1


Total

36.7


Male

38.9


Female

Wadena Adults

There are 3,119 adults, (915 of whom are seniors) in Wadena.

Wadena Age Dependency

88.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadena Sex Ratio

Female

2,149

51.68%

Male

2,009

48.32%

Wadena Population by Age

Wadena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wadena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male87.4%12.6%
Married86.7%13.3%
All63%37%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female18.6%81.4%

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wadena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9042.163
Non Family8961.1850.9
Married6313.0286.7
Female1942.4318.6
Male1833.0387.4

2.74

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Wadena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade762.71%
9th to 12th Grade2047.27%
High School Graduate1,07938.44%
Some College61822.02%
Associates Degree46816.67%
Bachelors Degree31011.04%
Graduate Degree521.85%
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Wadena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wadena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,6272,370362
2+ Races6158
Hispanic5757
Native American5656
Black299

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 13.78%.

Wadena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,595$38,644$20,813
Less Than 9th Grade$31,938$33,333$
High School Graduate$20,438$31,654$11,944
Some College$30,806$39,521$25,179
Bachelors Degree$$53,939$
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,595

Average Earnings

$38,644

Average Male

$20,813

Average Female

Wadena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wadena Language by Age

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Wadena Language

95.36% of Wadena residents speak only English, while 4.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.32% of the population.

Wadena Language

Wadena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,76672219.17%
Multiple1074945.79%
Black2424100.00%
Native5647.14%

20.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.90%

Male Poverty Rate

21.13%

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 Native, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.16%.

Wadena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.73%
High School23.23%
Some College13.73%
Bachelors or Greater6.91%

Wadena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.32%
Female Unemployed37.50%
Female Employed13.04%
Male Employed7.73%

Wadena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wadena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,639$48,036
Families$52,000$62,849
Married Families$66,875-
Non Families$22,990$27,338
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Income by Household Type

Wadena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadena Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Wadena Marital Status by Race

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Wadena Marital Status

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227

Number of Veterans

209

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam83
World War II45
Korea30
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War

Wadena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+113
65 to 7472
55 to 6422
35 to 5420
18 to 34

Wadena Veterans by Age

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Wadena Veterans by Race

Wadena Veterans by Education

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17.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadena Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

12.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wadena Employment by Age

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Wadena Employment by Race

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Wadena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.01%

Born in Wadena

97.28%

Native Born

2.72%

Foreign Born

2.60%

Non Citizen

0.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.28% of Wadena residents were born in the United States, with 75.01% having been born in Minnesota. 2.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Wadena Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,159270.65%
20204,132270.66%
20194,105270.66%
20184,078120.30%
20174,066130.32%
20164,053-43-1.05%
20154,096581.44%
20144,038-31-0.76%
20134,069330.82%
20124,036-15-0.37%
20114,051-24-0.59%
20104,075-219-0.52%
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%

Wadena Population by Year