Wadena County MN Information


Wadena County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 13,985
Population in Households 13,503
Population in Familes 10,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 482
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 5,735
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,077 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,210 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,525 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,342 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $129,204
Average Home Value $151,799


Median Household Income $40,408
Average Household Income $54,082
Per Capita Income $22,555
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.27%
Households 0.08% 0.23%
Families -0.04% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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 County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wadena County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents 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 # 60 32nd
Population Density1 # 46 47th
Diversity Index2 # 74 16th
Median Household Income # 86 2nd
Per Capita Income # 86 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.