Wadena County, Minnesota Population 2024

14,553

Wadena County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 14,553 with a growth rate of 0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wadena County, Minnesota is the 57th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 13,816 and has seen a growth of 5.33% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,1681230.82%
202815,0451230.82%
202714,9221230.83%
202614,7991230.84%
202514,6761230.85%
202414,5531230.85%
202314,4301230.86%
202214,3071230.87%
202114,184650.46%
202014,1194573.35%
201913,662-77-0.56%
201813,739960.7%
201713,643910.67%
201613,552-112-0.82%
201513,664770.57%
201413,587-50-0.37%
201313,637310.23%
201213,606-44-0.32%
201113,650-166-1.2%
201013,816
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%
18706-15,162-99.96%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.85% (123)
County Website
Wadena County
County Seat
2010 Population
13,816
Area
536 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
5.33% (737)
Founded
June 11, 1858

Wadena County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,99992.14%
Two or more races8526.04%
Black or African American760.54%
Asian710.5%
Other race670.47%
Native American430.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wadena County, Minnesota Population by Race

Wadena County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Wadena County, Minnesota Median Age

40

Total

39.6

Male

40.5

Female

Wadena County, Minnesota Adults

There are 10,400 adults, (2,836 of whom are seniors) in Wadena County, Minnesota.

Wadena County, Minnesota Age Dependency

86.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadena County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female7,11050.4%
Male6,99849.6%

Wadena County, Minnesota Population by Age

Wadena County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7342.3872.327.7
Married2,7413.2919
Non Family2,1021.2152.147.9
Female5492.6947.552.5
Male3422.538614
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wadena County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 30.77%.

Wadena County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,982

Average Earnings

$45,956

Average Male

$32,861

Average Female

Wadena County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wadena County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wadena County, Minnesota Language

97.2% of Wadena County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 2.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Wadena County, Minnesota Language

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,6041,56612.42%
Multiple843364.27%
Black732534.25%
Asian7179.86%
Other5946.78%
Hispanic30330.99%
Native4012.5%
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11.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.47%

Male Poverty Rate

11.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota is Black, with 34.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadena County, Minnesota is Hispanic, with 0.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.58%.

Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.25%
High School16.81%
Some College10.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%
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Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.34%
Male Unemployed32.42%
Male Employed5.04%
Female Employed4.58%
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Wadena County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wadena County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wadena County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wadena County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

871

Number of Veterans

823

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wadena County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wadena County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wadena County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.03%

Born in Wadena County, Minnesota

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

0.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Wadena County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 80.03% having been born in Minnesota. 1.18% 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

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