Wadena County

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Wadena County, Minnesota

415 S Jefferson St
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: (218) 631-7634
Fax: (218) 631-7635
www.co.wadena.mn.us

In central MN, northwest of Saint Cloud; established Jun 11, 1858 from Cass and Todd counties. Name Origin: For the Wadena trading post on the trail from Crow Wing to Otter Tail City; from an archaic Ojibway word meaning 'a little round hill,' possibly a reference to the Crow Wing bluffs, but also a common Ojibway personal name

Area (sq mi):: 543.00 (land 535.02; water 7.98) Population per square mile: 25.50
Population 2005: 13,650 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 13,713 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,146; median household $30,651; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,375-$21,244
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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