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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Wadena is a town in Minnesota with a population of 4,079. Wadena is in Wadena County. Living in Wadena offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Wadena and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wadena are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$582
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Wadena Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    97
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    97
    500
  • Theft
    1,304
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,631
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Wadena Reviews

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Wadena offers a small-town, down-to-Earth way of living. There is much comfort in living in a small town like Wadena because there is a great community of people that come together to support one another. Wadena also has many great community resources to offer.
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Wadena is a small town that is a great place to raise your kids and get a great education from the local college.