Wadena County is located in central Minnesota. The County Seat is Wadena and the largest city is Wadena. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.wadena.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,757 and the 2010 census population was 13,843. The land area is 536.27 square miles and there are 25.8 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 88.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $114,600, there are 5,830 households, an average of 2.30 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,329, the median household income is $36,928, and 16.9% of the persons in Wadena County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,735. Retail sales (in $1000) were $177,697, and sales per capita were $13,284.
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