Wahpeton, ND Profile: Facts & Data

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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 7,561 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wahpeton: Chahinkapa, Richville.

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Wahpeton, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,561
Population in Households 6,619
Population in Familes 4,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 942
Population Density2 1,429
Diversity Index3 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,888
Average Household Income $79,183
Per Capita Income $34,250

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,603 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,492 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $148,256
Average Home Value $192,545
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,095
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,631
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.32% -0.13%
Households -0.22% 0.05%
Families -0.62% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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, 2018 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 Density # 35 92nd
Diversity Index # 54 87th
Median Household Income # 294 27th
Per Capita Income # 234 42nd

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