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Wadena, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Wadena had a population of 4,036 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wadena is located at latitude 46.4472 and longitude -95.1267 in Wadena County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wadena (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wadena County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wadena are located in Wadena County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Otter Tail County.

The City of Wadena (GNIS ID: 2397160) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wadena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wadena: City of Wadena.


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Wadena, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,036
Population in Households 3,891
Population in Familes 2,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 145
Population Density1 750
Diversity Index2 15
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,807
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 991
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,083 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $104,802
Average Home Value $115,605
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,658
Average Household Income $51,818
Per Capita Income $23,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% 0.02%
Households -0.29% -0.04%
Families -0.35% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wadena, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wadena to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 172 81st
Population Density1 # 382 58th
Diversity Index2 # 380 58th
Median Household Income # 774 15th
Per Capita Income # 755 17th

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