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Wadena County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 13,929 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 13,713 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,399
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,844
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,202
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,462 (it was 1,224 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 535 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wadena County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.1%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Wadena County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 6,903  (49.6%)
Females: 7,026  (50.4%)

Wadena County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wadena County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,297 ($30,651 in 1999)

This county:

$44,297
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $643)
This county:

$489
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $125,421 (it was $64,600 in 2000)
Wadena:

$125,421
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,536 - $185,618

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $150,460
Here:

$150,460
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,959
Here:

$135,959
State:

$207,018

Mobile homes: $70,092
Here:

$70,092
State:

$62,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,022
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $388

Institutionalized population: 367

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 41
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2012: 49 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $187,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,365 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,386 (1.2%)

Wadena County household income distribution in 2009 Wadena County home values distribution Wadena County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.1%
Wadena County:

14.1%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.6% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.8% for American Indian residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.1 years old
(Males: 41.5 years old, Females: 44.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.3 years old, Black residents: 42.1 years old, American Indian residents: 37.8 years old, Asian residents: 34.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.1 years old, Other race residents: 19.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wadena County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wadena, Menahga, Sebeka, Verndale, Nimrod, Aldrich.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wadena County: Tall Timbers Campground (A), Gull and Love Lake Campground (B), Don and Mayva's Campground (C), Sullivan's Resort and Campground (D), Crow Wing County Fairgrounds (E), The Preserve at Grand View Lodge Golf Course (F), Little Lake Hubert (G), Donnybrooke Speedway (H), Iron Hub (I), Ideal Corners (J), Daggett Brook Town Hall (K), Segler Dairy (L), Hart's RV Park (M), Mission Beach Resort and Campground (N), Sunset Bay Resort and Campground (O), Camp Jacobsen (P), Shing Wako Resort and Campground (Q), Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge: Alec's Nine Golf Course (R), Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge: the Lakes Golf Course (S), Garrison Rest Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wadena County include: Whitefish Gospel Tabernacle (A), Bethel Church (B), Crow Wing Church (C), Emmanuel Church (D), Holy Family Church (E), Grace United Methodist Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Community Church of the Nazarene (H), Ossipee Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Norwood Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), Oak Land Cemetery (4), Thorp-Heald Cemetery (5), Saint John Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery (6), Saint Francis Assisi Catholic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Arbor Lake (A), Arrowhead Lake (B), Ashenbrenner Lake (C), Barbour Lake (D), Bass Lake (E), Bassett Lakes (F), Bay Lake (G), Berglund Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud Brook (A), Thompson Creek (B), Pelican Brook (C), Sequchie Creek (D), Serpent Creek (E), Blind Lake Creek (F), Dean Brook (G), Deadmans Creek (H), Daggett Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wadena County include: Loerch State Wildlife Management Area (1), Upper Dean State Wildlife Management Area (2), Wayside Park (3), Duck Lake State Wildlife Management Area (4), Fort Ripley Historical Marker (5), Old Crow Wing Historical Marker (6), Brainerd Region Geological Marker (7), Garrison Concourse Wayside Park (8), Geology of the Lake Mille Lacs Geological Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dickinson County, Michigan , Mineral County, Montana , Ontonagon County, Michigan , Todd County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 569
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 114 (77.1% naturalized citizens)

Wadena County:

0.8%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2009: 15
  • 1990 to 1999: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 42
  • 1970 to 1979: 24
  • Before 1970: 46
Note: State values scaled to Wadena County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.0%

Wadena County marital status for males Wadena County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,420
  • One, attached: 43
  • Two: 104
  • 3 or 4: 142
  • 5 to 9: 111
  • 10 to 19: 214
  • 20 to 49: 145
  • 50 or more: 94
  • Mobile homes: 754
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Wadena County with a mortgage: 2,227 (73 second mortgage, 70 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,049

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wadena County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,63726
Mainline Protestant2,79913
Catholic1,8124
Other1262
None5,469-
Wadena County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wadena County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

11.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wadena County:

7.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Wadena County:

27.0%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Wadena County:

Average size of farms: 226 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,555
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $194.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,390
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,579
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.80%
Corn for grain: 15821 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 316 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2740 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 7 acres

Tornado activity:

Wadena County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 1734733.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 fatalities and 96 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/6/1969, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wadena County-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 88% 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 78.3 miles away from Wadena County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from the county 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 103.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from Wadena County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1921: July 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1921, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • Minnesota Severe Storm, Thunderstorm, High Winds, Flooding, Tornadoes, Heat, Incident Period: July 09, 1995 to July 14, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1064: August 18, 1995, FEMA Id: 1064, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-255: April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: 255, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1966, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-215: March 22, 1966, FEMA Id: 215, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wadena County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Panama (16%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Other Northern Europe (7%)
  • Uruguay (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wadena County (%):

  • German (33%)
  • Finnish (17%)
  • American (13%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)

Wadena County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,297 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 609 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 45 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 84 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 282 (4.2%)
  • Worked at home: 313 (4.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Wadena County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 326 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 35 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

People in group quarters in Wadena County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 341 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 43 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,710.

6.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.00% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($20,911 average AGI)
1.44% relocated from other states ($5,015 average AGI)
Wadena County:

1.44%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.92% ($24,191 average AGI)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.81% ($22,951)
from Todd County, MN  0.61% ($25,742)
from Cass County, MN  0.26% ($26,308)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($29,583)
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.22% ($20,545)
from Becker County, MN  0.20% ($24,800)


7.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.64% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($22,298 average AGI)
2.17% relocated to other states ($7,806 average AGI)
Wadena County:

2.17%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.93% ($32,688 average AGI)
to Todd County, MN  0.74% ($29,474)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.58% ($26,333)
to Cass County, ND  0.56% ($22,414)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.39% ($32,200)
to Becker County, MN  0.33% ($21,118)
to Crow Wing County, MN  0.29% ($45,067)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Wadena County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Wadena County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wadena County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wadena County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wadena County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,260 (2,759 aged, 501 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 214 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Wadena County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (276)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (174)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (168)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (141)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (129)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (105)
  • Unspecified dementia (102)
  • Congestive heart failure (85)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (69)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (68)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,703
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 184
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,945

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,260
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,626
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,929
  • In family households: 11,005 (1,824 male householders, 1,624 female householders)
    2,579 spouses, 4,167 children (3,902 natural, 119 adopted, 144 stepchildren), 139 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 67 parents, 89 other relatives, 485 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,505 (1,056 male householders (920 living alone)), 1,195 female householders (1,103 living alone)), 246 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 415

Size of family households: 1,880 2-persons, 705 3-persons, 377 4-persons, 285 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 122 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,023 1-person, 210 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 1 5-persons.

2,266 married couples with children.
958 single-parent households (346 men, 612 women).

96.6% of residents of Wadena speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $90,576,000 ($6,659 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,368,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,738,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,089,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,050,000
Federal grants: $27,630,000
Federal procurement contracts: $744,000 ($115,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,325,000 ($647,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $935,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,837,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,410,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 923
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,023
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +63
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wadena County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.79 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 59
  • 2010 to 2013: 68
  • 2000 to 2009: 769
  • 1990 to 1999: 906
  • 1980 to 1989: 682
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,276
  • 1960 to 1969: 755
  • 1950 to 1959: 577
  • 1940 to 1949: 478
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,403
Note: State values scaled to Wadena population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wadena County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wadena County population
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 132
  • 4 rooms: 566
  • 5 rooms: 667
  • 6 rooms: 895
  • 7 rooms: 514
  • 8 rooms: 507
  • 9+ rooms: 935
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 144
  • 3 rooms: 257
  • 4 rooms: 279
  • 5 rooms: 286
  • 6 rooms: 226
  • 7 rooms: 107
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 54
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wadena County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wadena County population
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 180
  • 2 bedrooms: 991
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,685
  • 4 bedrooms: 979
  • 5+ bedrooms: 414
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 426
  • 2 bedrooms: 507
  • 3 bedrooms: 366
  • 4 bedrooms: 79
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Wadena County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wadena County population
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 1,056
  • 2 vehicles: 1,699
  • 3 vehicles: 871
  • 4 vehicles: 324
  • 5+ vehicles: 151
  • no vehicle: 290
  • 1 vehicle: 611
  • 2 vehicles: 402
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

88% of Wadena County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Minnesota.

Wadena County:

88.4%
State average:

85.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,925
  • Other state: 2,721
  • Northeast: 155
  • Midwest: 1,517
  • South: 357
  • West: 704

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wadena County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (31.4%)
  • Electricity (25.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.0%)
  • Wood (13.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (40.7%)
  • Utility gas (37.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.9%)
  • Other fuel (3.7%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

1.2%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

7.9%
Minnesota:

22.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Wadena County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,220,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $509,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $3,554,000
    Regular Highways: $2,561,000
    Police Protection: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $965,000
    Solid Waste Management: $946,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $939,000
    Health - Other: $724,000
    General - Other: $617,000
    Central Staff Services: $508,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $245,000
    General Public Buildings: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000
    Libraries: $43,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $371,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,247,000

Wadena County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $982,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $764,000
    All Other: $83,000
    Highways: $48,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $847,000
    Special Assessments: $390,000
    Interest Earnings: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,299,000
    Highways: $1,786,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,646,000
    All Other: $591,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,682,000
    Other License: $62,000

Wadena County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,444,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 373
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 323
  • Number of recipients under 18: 38
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 250
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 85
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 171
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 143
Wadena County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wadena County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Wadena County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16578.9 years
William11477.4 years
Mary8381.4 years
Robert8172.9 years
Anna7986.0 years
George6477.5 years
Arthur6177.9 years
Charles5378.0 years
Walter5377.6 years
Carl5181.6 years
Most common last names in Wadena County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13177.2 years
Anderson7580.8 years
Olson5175.0 years
Nelson4476.9 years
Miller4081.5 years
Peterson3976.4 years
Erickson3481.8 years
Kern3481.8 years
Smith3283.0 years
Carlson2776.9 years

Businesses in Wadena County, MN

  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1