Wadena, Iowa

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Wadena is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. The population was 243 at the 2000 census. Wadena is remembered in Iowa for the Woodstock-like rock festival held on a nearby farm, August 1–3, 1970.



Wadena is located at 42°50′26″N 91°39′23″W / 42.84056°N 91.65639°W / 42.84056; -91.65639 (42.840464, -91.656473)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

The Volga River runs just south of the city.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 243 people, 111 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 329.8 people per square mile (126.8/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 172.4/sq mi (66.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, 0.41% African American, and 0.82% from two or more races.

There were 111 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,500, and the median income for a family was $31,563. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $14,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,861. About 7.1% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.6% of those sixty five or over.


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