Wadena Township, Wadena County, Minnesota

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Wadena Township, Minnesota
Wadena Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Wadena Township, Minnesota
Wadena Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°24′19″N 95°5′36″W / 46.40528°N 95.09333°W / 46.40528; -95.09333Coordinates: 46°24′19″N 95°5′36″W / 46.40528°N 95.09333°W / 46.40528; -95.09333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wadena
 • Total 31.4 sq mi (81.4 km2)
 • Land 31.4 sq mi (81.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,362 ft (415 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,010
 • Density 32.2/sq mi (12.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56482
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-67522[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665890[2]

Wadena Township is a township in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,010 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.5 square miles (81.5 km²); 31.4 square miles (81.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 346 households, and 286 families residing in the township. The population density was 32.2 people per square mile (12.4/km²). There were 365 housing units at an average density of 11.6/sq mi (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.71% White, 0.30% African American, 0.59% Native American, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 346 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $44,833. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,109. About 7.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.