Who lives in Wadena County?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 888 6.5%
5-9 years 932 6.8%
10-14 years 1,042 7.6%
15-17 years 545 4.0%
18-24 years 990 7.3%
25-34 years 1,430 10.5%
35-44 years 1,465 10.7%
45-54 years 1,593 11.7%
55-64 years 1,896 13.9%
65-74 years 1,450 10.6%
75-84 years 1,001 7.3%
85 years and older 414 3.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 6,727 49.3%
Female 6,919 50.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 13,063 95.7%
Of Color 583 4.3%
Black or African American 147 1.1%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 108 0.8%
Asian or Pacific Islander 57 0.4%
Other suppressed
Two or more races 202 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino 257 1.9%
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Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 12,758 100.0%
English only 12,441 97.5%
Language other than English 317 2.5%
Speaks English less than "very well" 58 0.5%
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 13,355 100.0%
Population with a disability 2,706 20.3%
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Foreign-born residents 109 0.8%
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Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 13,470 100.0%
Same residence 12,009 89.2%
Different residence in the U.S. 1,442 10.7%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Wadena County's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 5,677 100.0%
Less than $35,000 2,023 35.6%
$35,000-$49,999 1,090 19.2%
$50,000-$74,999 1,113 19.6%
$75,000-$99,999 655 11.5%
$100,000 or more 796 14.0%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $45,860 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 13,248 100.0%
Less than $35,000 2,023 35.6%
With income below poverty 2,023 15.3%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 1,250 9.4%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 1,957 14.8%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 8,018 60.5%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 2,592 19.6%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) 2,453 18.5%
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 2,434 18.4%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 1,679 12.7%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 1,323 10.0%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 1,750 13.2%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 1,873 14.1%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 1,729 13.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 13,355 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 987 7.4%
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Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 7,067 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 1,390 19.7%
Occupied housing units 5,677 80.3%
Average household size 2.3
Owner-occupied 4,405 62.3%
Average household size 2.4
Renter-occupied 1,272 18.0%
Average household size 2.1
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 939 13.3%
1970-1999 2,976 42.1%
1940-1969 1,830 25.9%
1939 or earlier 1,322 18.7%
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Households (2014-2018)
Total households 5,677 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 3,595 63.3%
With children under 18 years 1,683 29.6%
Married-couple family households 2,659 46.8%
With children under 18 years 976 17.2%
Single-person family households 936 16.5%
With children under 18 years 707 12.5%
Nonfamily households 2,082 36.7%
Householder living alone 1,821 32.1%
65 years and over 808 14.2%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 1,693 29.8%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 1,951 34.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 2,229 39.3%
Moved in 2000-2009 1,535 27.0%
Moved in 1990-1999 862 15.2%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 1,051 18.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 5,515 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 1,356 24.6%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 4,382 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 904 20.6%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 1,133 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 452 39.9%
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Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 1,160
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $692
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 305 5.4%
1 vehicle available 1,662 29.3%
2 vehicles available 2,164 38.1%
3 or more vehicles available 1,546 27.2%
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Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 5,924 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 5,192 87.6%
Public transportation suppressed
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 703 11.9%
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Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 5,523 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 1,434 26.0%
10-19 minutes 1,850 33.5%
20-29 minutes 837 15.2%
30 minutes or longer 1,402 25.4%
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Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 9,249 100.0%
Less than high school 890 9.6%
High school diploma or GED 3,440 37.2%
Some college or associate’s degree 3,663 39.6%
Bachelor’s Degree 914 9.9%
Graduate or professional Degree 342 3.7%
High school graduate or higher 8,359 90.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,256 13.6%
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Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 7,305 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 5,399 73.9%
Civilian labor force 5,700 100.0%
Unemployed 301 5.3%
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Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 5,829 100.0%
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Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 1,369 23.5%
Age 30 to 54 2,888 49.5%
Age 55 or older 1,572 27.0%
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Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 1,619 27.8%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 2,209 37.9%
$40,000 or more per year 2,001 34.3%
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Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 415 7.1%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation suppressed
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 149 2.6%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 63 1.1%
Construction 330 5.7%
Educational services 707 12.1%
Finance and insurance 165 2.8%
Health care and social assistance 1,178 20.2%
Information 63 1.1%
Management of companies and enterprises 51 0.9%
Manufacturing 824 14.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction suppressed
Other services (excluding public administration) 190 3.3%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 127 2.2%
Public administration 245 4.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing 32 0.5%
Retail trade 669 11.5%
Transportation and warehousing 186 3.2%
Utilities 31 0.5%
Wholesale trade 297 5.1%
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Workers by race (2017)
White alone 5,626 96.5%
Black or African American alone 85 1.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 33 0.6%
Asian alone 33 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups 51 0.9%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 360 6.2%
High school or equivalent, no college 1,404 24.1%
Some college or associate degree 1,788 30.7%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 908 15.6%