Wahpeton, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 7,826 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 4,209  (53.8%)
Females: 3,617  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58076.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,818 (it was $33,471 in 2000)
Wahpeton:

$59,818
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,298 (it was $15,293 in 2000)

Wahpeton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $208,668 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Wahpeton:

$208,668
ND:

$194,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wahpeton: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 45.0% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wahpeton, ND (2017)
    • 6,94186.2%White alone
    • 3484.3%Hispanic
    • 2453.0%American Indian alone
    • 2252.8%Two or more races
    • 1301.6%Black alone
    • 450.6%Asian alone

Races in Wahpeton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Wahpeton, North Dakota as of October 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wahpeton is 1,615 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wahpeton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(35.5)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.2)
2
(26.7)
3
(39.5)
3
(38.0)
2
(25.3)
1
(12.8)
5
(63.5)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.5)
3
(38.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
1
(12.7)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
2
(25.6)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(71.1)
9
(109.6)
13
(165.6)
9
(118.4)
9
(120.3)
7
(92.2)
6
(76.0)
5
(63.2)
4
(51.2)
10
(127.0)
9
(113.4)
10
(126.2)
11
(140.3)
8
(102.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(189.5)
19
(231.4)
14
(178.3)
13
(171.0)
16
(213.8)
16
(210.7)
20
(253.3)
21
(265.6)
10
(128.0)
18
(228.5)
13
(163.7)
26
(328.0)
27
(344.3)
12
(153.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
154
(1,824)
142
(1,730)
164
(2,089)
145
(1,907)
142
(1,897)
127
(1,673)
130
(1,646)
122
(1,543)
140
(1,792)
130
(1,650)
164
(2,065)
176
(2,220)
146
(1,862)
170
(2,169)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(165.8)
15
(182.7)
4
(51.0)
4
(52.6)
5
(66.8)
6
(79.0)
4
(50.7)
9
(113.8)
8
(102.4)
2
(25.4)
4
(50.4)
6
(75.7)
4
(51.0)
16
(204.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.2)
2
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(51.2)
4
(50.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)142.1135.3137.1130.6141.6138.0133.2126.1117.0164.0130.9143.1151.1164.9

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City-data.com crime index in Wahpeton, ND

Crime rate in Wahpeton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
North Dakota average:

2.25
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Ancestries: German (36.8%), Norwegian (19.3%), American (5.2%), Swedish (3.8%), English (2.8%), Polish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 963 feet

Land area: 5.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,566 people per square mile   (low).

Wahpeton, North Dakota map

184 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.3% Africa, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.3%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,903 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,994 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (42.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (185.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (538.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Breckenridge, MN (1.1 miles ),
Dwight, ND (2.6 miles),
Doran, MN (2.9 miles),
Kent, MN (3.5 miles),
Great Bend, ND (3.5 miles),
Mooreton, ND (3.6 miles ),
Abercrombie, ND (3.7 miles ),
Foxhome, MN (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 46.27 N, Longitude: 96.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +477 (+5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,606 (60.8%)

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Wahpeton, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wahpeton, ND in 2017
Wahpeton satellite photo by USGS

Wahpeton tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wahpeton, ND residents
Average permit cost in Wahpeton, ND
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Historical population in Wahpeton, ND
Historical housing units in Wahpeton, ND
Most common industries in Wahpeton, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Wood products (5.5%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.0%)
  • Wood products (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Wahpeton, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Wahpeton, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wahpeton-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Wahpeton city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wahpeton-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from Wahpeton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from Wahpeton center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 691.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from Wahpeton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 26, Storms: 13, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wahpeton topographic map

Main business address for: MINN DAK FARMERS COOPERATIVE (AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION - CROPS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wahpeton:

  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-348 (348 14TH ST N)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-821 (821 WESTERN RD)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVS-1348 (1348 15TH AVE N)
  • RICHLAND COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (413 3RD AVE N)
  • ST CATHERINES LIVING CENTER (1307 N 7TH ST)

Airports located in Wahpeton:

College/University in Wahpeton:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (Full-time enrollment: 2,318; Location: 800 N 6th St; Public; Website: www.ndscs.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wahpeton:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,863)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 45 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 66 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northern State University (about 107 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Ridgewater College (about 108 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Public high school in Wahpeton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wahpeton:

  • WAHPETON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 308, Location: 1209 LOY AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 212 3RD AVE N, Grades: 1-5)
  • CIRCLE OF NATIONS (Location: 832 8TH STREET NORTH, Grades: 5-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Wahpeton:

  • ST JOHN S SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 212 DAKOTA AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Wahpeton

Library in Wahpeton:

  • LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $217,326; Location: 417 2ND AVE N; 30,233 books; 1,768 audio materials; 1,394 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 25 other licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wahpeton: Bois de Sioux Country Club (A), Wahpeton Fire Department Northside Station (B), Wahpeton Fire Department Main Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Wahpeton: Chahinkapa Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Richland County Historical Society (Museums; 11 7th Avenue North), Chahinkapa Park Zoo & Carousel (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4 Saint N & R J Hughes).

Hotels: Starlite Motel (1005 4th Avenue South), Holiday Inn Express Wahpeton- Nd (1800 Two Ten Dr), Americinn of Wahpeton (2029 Two Ten Drive), Comfort Inn of Wahpeton (209 13th Street South), Super 8 Motel (995 21st Avenue North), Abercrombie Country Inn (6855 177th Avenue SE).

Birthplace of: Sam Anderson - Television actor, Steve Myhra - Football player.

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wahpeton that have no violations reported:

  • WAHPETON CITY OF (Population served: 7,766, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CARGILL SWEETENERS (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.5%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wahpeton in 2010:

  • 761 people in college/university student housing
  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Wahpeton in 2000:

  • 892 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 205 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Banks with branches in Wahpeton (2011 data):

  • State Bank & Trust: Wahpeton Branch at 209 Dakota Avenue, branch established on 2008/04/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.
  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Wahpeton Office at 1618 Commerce Street, branch established on 1996/06/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $624.4 mil, Deposits: $515.5 mil, headquarters in Alexandria, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Wahpeton Branch at 117-119 North 6th Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Gate City Bank: 802 Dakota Ave Branch at 802 Dakota Ave, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Wahpeton Branch at 502 Second Ave North, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Peoples State Bank, Fairmount, N. D.: Wahpeton Branch at 1900 11th Street North, branch established on 2000/11/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $21.6 mil, Deposits: $18.8 mil, headquarters in Fairmount, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Dakotah Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Wahpeton Branch at 501 Dakota Avenue, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • American Federal Bank: Wapheton Branch at 615 2nd Ave N, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $439.6 mil, Deposits: $363.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Wahpeton:

Marital status in Wahpeton, ND
  • Never married: 42.0%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Wahpeton:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wahpeton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wahpeton, ND (based on Richland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4237
Mainline Protestant4,34521
Evangelical Protestant2,84216
Other1451
None4,566-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wahpeton:

45.6%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.6%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wahpeton:

11.5%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Wahpeton:

30.3%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Wahpeton:

77.1%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wahpeton, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$65,572$56,2051$596
Streets and Highways 9$42,478$56,6370$0
Other Government Administration 9$41,620$55,4930$0
Financial Administration 5$22,312$53,5490$0
Water Supply 5$18,006$43,2140$0
Local Libraries 3$10,042$40,1683$1,622
Police - Other 2$6,108$36,6480$0
Sewerage 2$7,934$47,6040$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$8,824$52,9440$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,364$52,3680$0
Airports 0$0 1$460
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,556
Totals for Government 52$227,260$52,4456$5,234

Wahpeton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,073,000 ($137.11)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,680,000 ($214.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,179,000 ($150.65)
    Water Utilities: $1,077,000 ($137.62)
    Sewerage: $753,000 ($96.22)
    Central Staff Services: $702,000 ($89.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $634,000 ($81.01)
    General - Other: $544,000 ($69.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $511,000 ($65.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $282,000 ($36.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $192,000 ($24.53)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($7.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,000 ($6.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($3.45)

Wahpeton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $735,000 ($93.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $496,000 ($63.38)
    Other: $16,000 ($2.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,456,000 ($186.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $856,000 ($109.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $90,000 ($11.50)
    Interest Earnings: $33,000 ($4.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,635,000 ($208.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,319,000 ($168.54)
    Other: $619,000 ($79.10)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,223,000 ($284.05)
    Property: $2,040,000 ($260.67)
    Other License: $565,000 ($72.20)

Wahpeton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,879,000 ($1901.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,432,000 ($1716.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,907,000 ($243.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000 ($58.78)

Wahpeton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,561,000 ($966.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,211,000 ($410.30)

5.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, ND  2.16% ($55,879 average AGI)
from Wilkin County, MN  0.59% ($35,684)


6.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cass County, ND  1.73% ($35,929 average AGI)
to Wilkin County, MN  0.78% ($33,863)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.40% ($57,077)
Businesses in Wahpeton, ND
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1Nike1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS2
Jones New York1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wahpeton:

  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wahpeton:

  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Wahpeton:

  • K09MF (Channel 9; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
Wahpeton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wahpeton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.0mTotal length
  • $331,000Total costs
  • 44,955Total average daily traffic
  • 3,877Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,691Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wahpeton, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 91970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wahpeton, ND

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 20. The highest number of fire incidents - 38 took place in 2011, and the least - 8 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wahpeton, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.7%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wahpeton, ND
    • 13639.7%Structure Fires
    • 11232.7%Outside Fires
    • 5516.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4011.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wahpeton, ND

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wahpeton, North Dakota:

  • Rodeway Inn, 209 13th St S, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-1115, Fax: (701) 642-1115
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1800 Two Ten Dr, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-5000, Fax: (701) 642-1933
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 2029 Two Ten Dr, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-8365, Fax: (701) 642-8544
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wahpeton, North Dakota
Most common first names in Wahpeton, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12477.8 years
Mary8384.3 years
Anna7589.0 years
Frank6081.8 years
Robert5976.8 years
Margaret5084.5 years
Arthur5078.9 years
George4977.1 years
Edward4877.7 years
William4875.9 years
Most common last names in Wahpeton, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9478.4 years
Bohn5284.2 years
Miller4477.6 years
Anderson4179.8 years
Olson4080.8 years
Meyer3574.2 years
Smith3081.9 years
Berg3072.9 years
Larson2981.7 years
Holthusen2481.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wahpeton, ND
  • 70.9%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wahpeton, ND
  • 63.1%Electricity
  • 23.1%Utility gas
  • 5.9%No fuel used
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Wahpeton compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Wahpeton on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
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