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Wahpeton, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Wahpeton is the 10th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 7,745 as of July 1, 2016. Wahpeton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wahpeton is located at latitude 46.2719 and longitude -96.6118 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wahpeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 965 feet.

The City of Wahpeton (GNIS ID: 1036311) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wahpeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wahpeton: Chahinkapa, Richville.

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Wahpeton, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,745
Population in Households 6,744
Population in Familes 4,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,001
Population Density1 1,463
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 3,163
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,711
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,624 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,540 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $124,580
Average Home Value $157,994


Median Household Income $50,935
Average Household Income $75,605
Per Capita Income $32,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.16%
Households 0.06% 0.03%
Families -0.06% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wahpeton, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wahpeton to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 32 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 70 83rd
Median Household Income # 280 30th
Per Capita Income # 205 49th

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