Wadena, Iowa

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Wadena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles NE of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 52169
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.842
Longitude -91.656

Wadena Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 36.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
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Wadena Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 243 100%
Male 113 46.5%
Female 130 53.5%
Under 18 59 24.3%
18+ 184 75.7%
65+ 48 19.8%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.76
White 240 98.8%
African-American 1 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Wadena Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 228
Growth -15
Growth % -6.2%

Wadena Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 47.9%
English 19.5%
Irish 16%
French (except Basque) 6.5%
Norwegian 4.7%
Swiss 1.8%
US/American 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Scandinavian 1.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wadena 243 $31,563
Arlington 490 $37,083
Clermont 716 $39,792
Elgin 676 $38,571
Fayette 1,300 $36,250
Volga 247 $29,821
West Union 2,549 $45,128

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Wadena Public Library
"136 S. MILL STREET, BOX 19"
Wadena, Iowa
(563) 774-2039

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