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Population in 2012: 4,090 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 

Males: 1,936  (47.4%)
Females: 2,154  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  42.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56482.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,666 (it was $26,947 in 2000)
Wadena:

$26,666
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,005

Wadena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,705 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Wadena:

$89,705
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,711; Detached houses: $98,681; Townhouses or other attached units: $99,461; In 2-unit structures: $172,144; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,461; Mobile homes: $7,651

Median gross rent in 2012: $494.

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  • White alone - 3,949 (94.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 101 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 85 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wadena: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.4%), Norwegian (21.6%), Swedish (9.6%), English (7.5%), Irish (6.0%), Dutch (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 5.25 square miles.

Population density: 779 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wadena:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wadena city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

42 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wadena, Minnesota as of September 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wadena to the number of sex offenders is 2,045 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,196 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,043 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (76.7 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (136.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (487.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bluffton, MN (2.2 miles ), Verndale, MN (2.6 miles ), Hewitt, MN (2.9 miles ), Deer Creek, MN (3.1 miles ), Aldrich, MN (3.2 miles) , Bertha, MN (3.5 miles ), New York Mills, MN (3.5 miles ), Sebeka, MN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $56,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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Latitude: 46.44 N, Longitude: 95.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,956 (+46.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,002 (61.0%)

Area code: 218

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Crime rates in Wadena by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 68712N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 138.2182.6165.623.848.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 0200000100
per 100,000 0.045.60.00.00.00.00.025.30.00.0
Assaults 9938896883
per 100,000 207.4205.471.0190.1192.6226.1152.1202.7204.172.8
Burglaries 11241220131781211
per 100,000 253.5547.7283.8475.2313.025.1177.4202.7306.1267.0
Thefts 201195119134135931001009894
per 100,000 4631.34450.02814.63183.73249.92336.12534.22533.62500.02281.6
Auto thefts 2015174515244
per 100,000 460.8342.3402.195.0120.425.1126.750.7102.097.1
Arson 0100000000
per 100,000 0.022.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 362.9411.6288.2208.6220.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Wadena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Wadena, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+1.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wadena-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Wadena city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wadena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from Wadena center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wadena County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Robert F. Yonash - Businessman, Forrest Mars, Sr. - Food industry businessman, Jim Christopherson - Football player and coach, John Campbell (American football) - Football player, Pat Porter - Athletics competitor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wadena:

  • TRI COUNTY HOSP HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, 418 NORTH JEFFERSON)
  • OAKRIDGE HOMES OF WADENA (Hospital, 739 SUNNYBROOK ROAD)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 415 JEFFERSON STREET NORTH)
  • FAIR OAKS LODGE (Nursing Home, 201 SHADY LANE DRIVE)

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Airports and heliports located in Wadena:


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Amtrak station near Wadena:

  • 18 miles: STAPLES (1ST AVE. N & 4TH ST. NE) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.wadena.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wadena:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 45 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 73 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Bemidji State University (about 74 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 76 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 77 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 78 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)

Public high school in Wadena:

  • WDC High (Location: 600 COLFAX AVE. S.; Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wadena:

Private elementary/middle school in Wadena:

  • ST ANN'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 519 2ND ST SE; Grades: KG - 6)
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Notable locations in Wadena: Wadena Country Club (A), Wadena Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wadena: Southbrook Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Anns Cemetery (1), Wadena Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Whisky Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Wadena: Sunnybrook Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Brookside Motel (1410 Jefferson Street North), Americinn - Wadena- Mn (695 Jefferson St N).

Court: Wadena County - Court Administrator (Court House).

 
Wadena County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wadena and their reported violations in the past:

LITTLE WHITE DOG CAMPSITE (Address: 415 Jefferson Street South , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-28-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-28-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2002), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2002), St Boil Water Order (FEB-28-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-10-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-10-1999), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-10-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-1999)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wadena that have no violations reported:

  • BELL HILL RECOVERY CENTER (Address: P.O. Box 206, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WADENA TIMBERROOTS MTD/ROUND RAFTER SHED (Address: PO Box 109, Population served: 28, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD WADENA CAMPSITE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITETAIL RUN GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MCGIVERN PARK CAMPSITE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WADENA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (Address: P.O. Box 30, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TREE FARM CAMPSITE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TERRY MOTEL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wadena, MN

People in group quarters in Wadena in 2010:

  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Wadena in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Wadena compared to Minnesota state average:

Wadena, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wadena (2011 data):

  • Wadena State Bank: Wadena State Express Bank Branch at 301 First Street Se, branch established on 2003/06/09; at 304 Southeast First, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $117.8 mil, Deposits: $99.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Wadena Bankshares, Inc.
  • Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank: at 520 South Jefferson St, branch established on 1957/03/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $97.1 mil, Deposits: $82.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • The First National Bank in Wadena: The First National Bank In Wadena at 25 Bryant Avenue, S.W., branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $54.6 mil, Deposits: $49.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank In Wadena Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust, The

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wadena travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

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Religion statistics for Wadena city (based on Wadena County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.30%
Here65.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents29.8%22.8%19.5%7.4%5.8%
Congregations11.1%11.1%16.7%13.9%11.1%
NameAssemblies of GodAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Church of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents4.9%2.6%2.3%1.7%3.1%
Congregations8.3%5.6%5.6%2.8%13.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Wadena County:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Wadena County:

11.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wadena County:

11.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,866$58,3920$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,674$64,0441$1,215
Police Protection - Officers 8$29,564$44,3462$2,130
Police - Other 1$3,195$38,3400$0
Streets and Highways 6$22,665$45,3300$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,263$39,1560$0
Sewerage 2$6,228$37,3680$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,230$38,7601$770
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,367$40,4040$0
Water Supply 1$3,872$46,4640$0
Electric Power 7$29,743$50,9880$0
Other and Unallocable 9$28,939$38,5857$4,804
Totals for Government 40$149,606$44,88211$8,919

Wadena government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,715,000 ($663.81)
    Liquor Stores: $958,000 ($234.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $533,000 ($130.32)
    General - Other: $517,000 ($126.41)
    Police Protection: $494,000 ($120.78)
    Sewerage: $452,000 ($110.51)
    Regular Highways: $374,000 ($91.44)
    Water Utilities: $226,000 ($55.26)
    Financial Administration: $78,000 ($19.07)
    Air Transportation: $75,000 ($18.34)
    Fire Protection: $71,000 ($17.36)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($10.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($7.33)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($5.87)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $630,000 ($154.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $656,000 ($160.39)
    Sewerage: $328,000 ($80.20)
    Electric Utilities: $156,000 ($38.14)
    Air Transportation: $72,000 ($17.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($12.71)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($11.98)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($10.27)
    Regular Highways: $38,000 ($9.29)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($4.89)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($4.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $790,000 ($193.15)

Wadena government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $29,000 ($7.09)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $440,000 ($107.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $337,000 ($82.40)
    All Other: $35,000 ($8.56)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($3.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $354,000 ($86.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $338,000 ($82.64)
    Interest Earnings: $174,000 ($42.54)
    Special Assessments: $173,000 ($42.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,310,000 ($809.29)
    Liquor Stores: $1,076,000 ($263.08)
    Water Utilities: $391,000 ($95.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $878,000 ($214.67)
    All Other: $133,000 ($32.52)
  • Tax - Property: $999,000 ($244.25)
    NEC: $35,000 ($8.56)
    Public Utilities: $32,000 ($7.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $29,000 ($7.09)

Wadena government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,431,000 ($594.38)
    Electric Utilities: $85,000 ($20.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,850,000 ($1674.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,349,000 ($1552.32)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,257,000 ($551.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $174,000 ($42.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $501,000 ($122.49)
    Electric Utilities: $85,000 ($20.78)

Wadena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $72,000 ($17.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,723,000 ($3110.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,138,000 ($767.24)

6.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($19,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Todd County, MN  0.80% ($17,650 average AGI)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.58% ($28,034)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.54% ($32,630)


8.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Otter Tail County, MN  1.14% ($29,207 average AGI)
to Todd County, MN  0.67% ($20,853)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.53% ($29,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wadena:

  • KWAD (920 AM; 1 kW; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNSP (1430 AM; 1 kW; STAPLES, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Wadena:

  • K252BK (98.3 FM; WADENA, ETC., MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, IN)
  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPRW (99.5 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KDKK (97.5 FM; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DELAHUNT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K272CR (102.3 FM; NEW YORK MILLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wadena:

  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K32FY (Channel 32; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wadena, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

See more detailed statistics of Wadena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wadena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wadena, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wadena)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wadena)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Wadena


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wadena, MN

Most common first names in Wadena, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6379.5 years
William4776.4 years
Mary3782.1 years
Anna3688.3 years
George3479.0 years
Robert3172.1 years
Arthur2977.4 years
Margaret2785.7 years
Joseph2677.9 years
Frank2681.8 years
Most common last names in Wadena, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5978.8 years
Anderson3581.1 years
Smith2282.5 years
Olson2076.2 years
Nelson1971.8 years
Erickson1882.5 years
Kern1782.2 years
Uselman1677.6 years
Larson1580.4 years
Hanson1584.8 years
Businesses in Wadena, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Donald L. Bottemiller (1)
  • Daniel R. Lorentz (1)
  • Aaron Daniel Spicer (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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