Wadena County, Minnesota Population 2020

Wadena County, Minnesota's estimated population is 14,027 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wadena County, Minnesota is the 59th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202014,0271270.91%
201913,9001270.92%
201813,7731270.93%
201713,646950.70%
201613,551-117-0.86%
201513,668780.57%
201413,590-50-0.37%
201313,640340.25%
201213,606-43-0.32%
201113,649-167-1.21%
201013,8166625.03%
199013,154-1,038-7.31%
198014,1921,78014.34%
197012,4122131.75%
196012,199-607-4.74%
195012,806340.27%
194012,7721,78216.21%
193010,9902912.72%
192010,6992,04723.66%
19108,6527319.23%
19007,9213,86895.44%
18904,0531,97394.86%
18802,0802,07434566.67%
187060.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.91%
County Website
Founded
June 11, 1858 (created) 1873 (organized)[1]
County Seat

Wadena County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,06395.73%
Two or More Races2021.48%
Black or African American1471.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1080.79%
Some Other Race690.51%
Asian570.42%

Wadena County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Wadena County, Minnesota Median Age

41.5


Total

40


Male

42.7


Female

Wadena County, Minnesota Adults

There are 10,239 adults, (2,865 of whom are seniors) in Wadena County, Minnesota.

Wadena County, Minnesota Age Dependency

85.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadena County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

6,919

50.70%

Male

6,727

49.30%

Wadena County, Minnesota Households and Families

Wadena County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wadena County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.5%7.5%
Male78.4%21.6%
All77.6%22.4%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Female50.9%49.1%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6772.3377.6
Married2,6593.0692.5
Non Family2,0821.165.8
Female5702.9550.9
Male3662.9978.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wadena County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3043.29%
9th to 12th Grade5866.34%
High School Graduate3,44037.19%
Some College2,36225.54%
Associates Degree1,30114.07%
Bachelors Degree9149.88%
Graduate Degree3423.70%

Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8328,0441,235
Black12360
Hispanic117104
Native American85742
Multiple Races60466
Asian323213
Other Race2619

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.63%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,202$38,256$27,390
Less Than High School$22,000$22,500$19,833
High School Grad$29,677$37,986$21,583
Some College$31,585$39,777$28,052
Bachelors Degree$39,306$45,972$38,264
Graduate Degree$49,318$44,000$50,000

$31,202

Average Earnings

$38,256

Average Male

$27,390

Average Female

Wadena County, Minnesota Language

Wadena County, Minnesota Language by Age

Wadena County, Minnesota Language

97.52% of Wadena County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 2.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,4981,74413.95%
Black14210976.76%
Multiple2027436.63%
Hispanic2555421.18%
Native1064239.62%
Other6945.80%

15.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.28%

Male Poverty Rate

16.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota is Black, with 76.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota is Other, with 5.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.66%
High School15.59%
Some College9.30%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.17%
Male Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed8.17%
Male Employed6.33%

Wadena County, Minnesota Income

Wadena County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,860$59,811
Families$54,133$69,996
Married Families$66,103-
Non Families$26,766$36,568

Wadena County, Minnesota Marital Status

Wadena County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Wadena County, Minnesota 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 County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans

897

Number of Veterans

863

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam433
Korea119
First Gulf War70
World War II59
Second Gulf War39
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74334
75+298
55 to 64154
35 to 54100
18 to 3411
Name Veterans % of Total
White8838.95%
Black107.81%
2 or More45.41%
Hispanic32.07%

$Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

10.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Employment Status

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota 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

78.39%

Born in Minnesota

99.20%

Native Born

0.80%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.20% of Wadena County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 78.39% having been born in Minnesota. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990