Municipality Profiles

Town of Wadena

Full Name: Town of Wadena
Census Division: 10


In 2011, Wadena had a population of 1,306 representing a percentage change of -0.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Wadena was 33.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 52.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.2%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Wadena occupies a land area of 2.91 square kilometres with a population density of 449.5 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 588,239.21 square kilometres with a population density of 1.8 persons per square kilometre.

88.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.4% reported French only, and 11.4% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, Saskatchewan’s provincial percentages were 85.6% for English only, 1.6% for French only and 12.8% for only non-official languages.

Elections Notes

  • Method of Voting: Paper Ballot

  • Offices to be Elected:

    • Mayor (elected at-large)
    • 6 Councillors (elected at-large)

School Divisions

  • Horizon School Division No.205

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