For population 25 years and over in Wadena:
For population 15 years and over in Wadena city:
48 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,239 (1.3%)
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:
Latitude: 46.44 N, Longitude: 95.14 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,888 (+45.2%)
Area code: 218
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Wadena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+1.2%).
Work and jobs in Wadena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wadena, Minnesota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Local government website: www.wadena.org
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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):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.1%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 54.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Wadena compared to Minnesota state average:
Banks with branches in Wadena (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Wadena (based on Wadena County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
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Wadena government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($19,096 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,175 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.