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Wadena is a township in Wadena County.[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 46.405N. The longitude is -95.093W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,362 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,010.
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40% of Wadena residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $16,109, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Wadena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wadena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $643.
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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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