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Wadena is a city in Wadena County. (The community straddles Wadena and Otter Tail counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Ojibway term for "little round hill"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Wadena. For links to other places called Wadena, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wadena is 46.442N. The longitude is -95.135W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,352 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,175.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wadena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wadena County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56482 ZIP code.
39% of Wadena residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wadena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wadena was $15,452, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Wadena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wadena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.
Libraries in Wadena include Wadena Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wadena include Wadena Pioneer Journal
Wadena County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wadena political report.
The average commute time for Wadena workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Wadena include Americ Inn Motel & Suites.
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