Wadena County MN Information


Wadena County Subdivisions

Wadena County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,222
Daytime Population: Workers 6,969
Daytime Population: Residents 8,101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,070
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 13,740
Population in Familes 10,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 482
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $42,432
Average Household Income $56,636
Per Capita Income $23,770


Total Housing Units 7,132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,286 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,590 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,256 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $132,284
Average Home Value $155,430


Total Households 5,876
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,687
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.46%
Households 0.41% 0.49%
Families 0.31% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.47%


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, 2017 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 Density # 44 49th
Diversity Index # 73 17th
Median Household Income # 86 2nd
Per Capita Income # 86 2nd

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