Wadena County MN Information


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  1. Wadena County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forWadena County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Wadena County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,224
Population in Households 13,742
Population in Familes 10,768
Population in Group Qrtrs 482
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $42,350
Average Household Income $56,804
Per Capita Income $23,824


Total Housing Units 7,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,411 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,462 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,244 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $136,992
Average Home Value $159,153


Total Households 5,873
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,667
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.33% 0.41%
Households 0.35% 0.43%
Families 0.21% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.32%


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, 2018 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 # 59 33rd
Population Density # 46 47th
Diversity Index # 75 15th
Median Household Income # 86 2nd
Per Capita Income # 86 2nd

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