Wadena County, Minnesota Population 2021

Wadena County, Minnesota's estimated population is 13,600 with a growth rate of -0.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wadena County, Minnesota is the 60th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 13,816 and has seen a growth of -1.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202113,600-41-0.30%
202013,641-41-0.30%
201913,682-41-0.30%
201813,723760.56%
201713,647970.72%
201613,550-117-0.86%
201513,667780.57%
201413,589-52-0.38%
201313,641340.25%
201213,607-45-0.33%
201113,652-164-1.19%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.30%
County Website
Founded
June 11, 1858
County Seat
2010 Population
13,816
Growth Since 2010
-1.56%
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Wadena County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,98295.08%
Two or More Races2852.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native1441.05%
Some Other Race1040.76%
Black or African American820.60%
Asian570.42%
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Wadena County, Minnesota Population by Race

Wadena County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Wadena County, Minnesota Median Age

41.5


Total

40.5


Male

42.2


Female

Wadena County, Minnesota Adults

There are 10,199 adults, (2,863 of whom are seniors) in Wadena County, Minnesota.

Wadena County, Minnesota Age Dependency

86.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadena County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

6,915

50.64%

Male

6,739

49.36%

Wadena County, Minnesota Population by Age

Wadena County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wadena County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
Male87%13%
All76.5%23.5%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Female42%58%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wadena County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6662.3376.5
Married2,6893.0691.7
Non Family2,1251.1664.1
Female5222.8642
Male3303.1187

2.94

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Wadena County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2502.70%
9th to 12th Grade6206.71%
High School Graduate3,43137.11%
Some College2,26824.53%
Associates Degree1,40115.15%
Bachelors Degree96010.38%
Graduate Degree3163.42%
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Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,8188,0131,240
2+ Races12811812
Hispanic1111012
Native American104919
Black74443
Asian343410
Other Race2822

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 29.41%.

Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,798$39,879$27,567
Less Than 9th Grade$25,288$32,708$16,964
High School Graduate$29,808$34,536$21,168
Some College$32,531$41,316$29,188
Bachelors Degree$39,722$51,023$36,250
Graduate Degree$42,500$38,750$46,250

$31,798

Average Earnings

$39,879

Average Male

$27,567

Average Female

Wadena County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wadena County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Wadena County, Minnesota Language

96.67% of Wadena County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 3.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Wadena County, Minnesota Language

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,5141,71013.66%
Multiple2857626.67%
Black756485.33%
Native1443927.08%
Hispanic267134.87%
Other10454.81%
Asian5735.26%

14.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.16%

Male Poverty Rate

14.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota is Black, with 85.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota is Other, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.20%.

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.10%
High School16.47%
Some College10.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.96%
Female Unemployed22.50%
Female Employed7.62%
Male Employed5.47%

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wadena County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,605$58,527
Families$57,631$71,247
Married Families$68,374-
Non Families$27,591$33,662
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Income by Household Type

Wadena County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wadena County, Minnesota Marital Status

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891

Number of Veterans

857

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam433
Korea100
First Gulf War75
World War II59
Second Gulf War35

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74355
75+293
55 to 64134
35 to 5498
18 to 3411

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8758.98%
2+ Races106.99%
Black68.00%
Hispanic21.39%

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Wadena County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Wadena County, Minnesota 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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79.14%

Born in Wadena County, Minnesota

98.51%

Native Born

1.49%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.51% of Wadena County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 79.14% having been born in Minnesota. 1.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Wadena County, Minnesota Place of Birth

  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

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