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Wadena

Wadena County

Population

Total Population

14,224

Population
Growth Rate

0.33%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

12.200

Housing & Income

Households

5,873

Total Housing Units

7,117


Owner Occupied

4,411

Renter Occupied

1,462

Vacant

1,244

Median Home Value

$136,992


Average Home Value

$159,153

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.35%


Per Capita Income

2.32%

Income Projection

Median Household

$42,350 $45,838


Average Household

$56,804 $63,767


Per Capita

$23,824 $26,718

Workforce

Total Businesses

738

Total Employed

8,847

Workers 16+

5,865

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

19

Employed

42

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

49

Construction

Businesses

71

Employed

293

Manufacturing

Businesses

34

Employed

670

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

36

Employed

431

Some
High School

608

Graduated
High School

3,269

Associates
Degree

1,454

Bachelor's
Degree

927

Graduate
Degree

437

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

3,814

Non-Resident Commuters

1,972

Drive Alone

4,556

Carpooled

596

Public

48

Work At Home

282


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