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Population in 2012: 7,800 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 

Males: 4,130  (53.0%)
Females: 3,670  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  31.1 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58076.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,340 (it was $33,471 in 2000)
Wahpeton:

$46,340
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,677

Wahpeton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,772 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Wahpeton:

$117,772
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $104,352; Detached houses: $116,170; Townhouses or other attached units: $88,683; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $61,912; Mobile homes: $20,704

Median gross rent in 2012: $471.

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  • White alone - 7,042 (90.6%)
  • Hispanic - 236 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 193 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 135 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 63 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 56 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 44 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wahpeton: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Norwegian (25.0%), Irish (5.6%), Swedish (3.2%), Czech (3.1%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 963 feet

Land area: 5.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,561 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wahpeton:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wahpeton city:

  • Never married: 43.6%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

140 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
North Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wahpeton, North Dakota as of August 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wahpeton to the number of sex offenders is 2,600 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,834 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,089 (2.0%)

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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) .

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.27 N, Longitude: 96.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +189 (+2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,254 (55.7%)

Area code: 701

Wahpeton household income distribution Wahpeton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wahpeton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101231012332
per 100,000 11.80.011.923.735.512.20.013.226.739.538.025.3
Robberies 000301110001
per 100,000 0.00.00.035.50.012.212.713.20.00.00.012.6
Assaults 2633691399765
per 100,000 23.670.835.635.571.1109.6165.6118.4120.392.276.063.2
Burglaries 271732281619141316162021
per 100,000 318.3200.5379.3331.4189.5231.4178.3171.0213.8210.7253.3265.6
Thefts 233230247200154142164145142127130122
per 100,000 2747.02713.22927.92366.91824.21729.62089.21907.11897.41672.81646.21542.7
Auto thefts 12618141415445649
per 100,000 141.570.8213.4165.7165.8182.751.052.666.879.050.7113.8
Arson 101100320050
per 100,000 11.80.011.911.80.00.038.226.30.00.063.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 159.9144.5179.9170.3144.2137.3139.1132.5143.7140.1135.2127.9

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
North Dakota average:

2.07

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Wahpeton, North Dakota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -271 (-3.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wahpeton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 38% greater 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 significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 93% 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 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wahpeton topographic map

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Wahpeton:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Wahpeton, ND

Airports located in Wahpeton:

  • Harry Stern Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 800, Itinerant Ops: 5,000, Local Ops: 7,000, Military Ops: 100)

College/University in Wahpeton:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (Full-time enrollment: 1,590; Location: 800 N 6th St; Public; Website: www.ndscs.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wahpeton:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Ridgewater College (about 108 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 115 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • University of North Dakota (about 117 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)

Public high school in Wahpeton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wahpeton:

Private elementary/middle school in Wahpeton:

  • ST JOHN S SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 122 2ND ST N; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Wahpeton, School District: WAHPETON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 37

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)

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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).

 
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 and their reported violations in the past:

WAHPETON CITY OF (Address: 1900 4TH STREET NORTH , Population served: 8586, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
COLFAX CITY OF (Address: 7850 177TH AVE SE , Population served: 91, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CARGILL SWEETENERS (Address: 18049 COUNTY ROAD 8E , Population served: 65, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2001. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2001), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2001)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1998. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-1998), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-1998. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-12-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-1997), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-1997)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - Between JAN-28-1997 and FEB-28-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-1997), St Public Notif received (APR-22-1997)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-1996. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-1996), St Public Notif received (DEC-26-1996)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wahpeton, ND

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

Wahpeton compared to North Dakota state average:

Wahpeton, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 above state average.


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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

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

  • Rodeway Inn, 209 13th St S, Wahpeton, ND 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-1115, Fax: (701) 642-1115
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1800 Two Ten Dr, Wahpeton, ND 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-5000, Fax: (701) 642-1933
  • Wahpeton Super 8 Motel, 995 21 Ave North, Wahpeton, ND 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-8731
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 2029 Two Ten Dr, Wahpeton, ND 58075 , Phone: (701) 642-8365, Fax: (701) 642-8544
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wahpeton, North Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wahpeton travel time to work - commute


Wahpeton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wahpeton city (based on Richland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.14%
Here76.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents33.4%31.8%18.8%6.7%3.7%
Congregations15.4%34.6%15.4%13.5%5.8%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents1.3%1.0%0.9%0.7%1.7%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Richland County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Richland 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.
North Dakota:

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

7.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

27.3%
State:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richland County:

14.9%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,280$37,6800$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,456$44,7360$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$40,308$34,5500$0
Police - Other 2$4,294$25,7640$0
Firefighters 0$0 42$2,282
Streets and Highways 6$19,466$38,9320$0
Sewerage 1$2,680$32,1600$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,412$38,4720$0
Water Supply 3$8,772$35,0880$0
Local Libraries 3$5,692$22,7681$494
Other and Unallocable 4$17,112$51,3360$0
Totals for Government 39$118,472$36,45343$2,776

Wahpeton government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $3,255,000 ($417.31)
    Water Utilities: $1,210,000 ($155.13)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($2.05)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $840,000 ($107.69)
    Water Utilities: $527,000 ($67.56)
    Regular Highways: $455,000 ($58.33)
    Sewerage: $320,000 ($41.03)
    General - Other: $313,000 ($40.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $185,000 ($23.72)
    Central Staff Services: $157,000 ($20.13)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($16.15)
    Libraries: $115,000 ($14.74)
    Fire Protection: $108,000 ($13.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000 ($13.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $39,000 ($5.00)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $531,000 ($68.08)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($1.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $320,000 ($41.03)
    Regular Highways: $137,000 ($17.56)
    Central Staff: $118,000 ($15.13)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($4.10)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($1.92)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($1.28)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,338,000 ($171.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($5.90)

Wahpeton government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $363,000 ($46.54)
    All Other: $269,000 ($34.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($26.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($2.05)
    All Other: $7,000 ($0.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $442,000 ($56.67)
    Interest Earnings: $75,000 ($9.62)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $961,000 ($123.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $588,000 ($75.38)
    Highways: $282,000 ($36.15)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.67)
  • Tax - Property: $2,684,000 ($344.10)
    Total General Sales: $1,056,000 ($135.38)
    Public Utilities: $298,000 ($38.21)
    NEC: $72,000 ($9.23)

Wahpeton government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $967,000 ($123.97)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,222,000 ($1182.31)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,029,000 ($388.33)
    Water Utilities: $1,890,000 ($242.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,687,000 ($1370.13)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,816,000 ($232.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $280,000 ($35.90)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,564,000 ($200.51)
    Water Utilities: $761,000 ($97.56)

Wahpeton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,726,000 ($349.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,773,000 ($483.72)

6.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, ND  1.81% ($42,966 average AGI)
from Wilkin County, MN  0.52% ($75,303)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.25% ($27,438)


8.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  2.65% ($30,793 average AGI)
to Wilkin County, MN  0.78% ($36,549)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.40% ($56,885)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wahpeton, North Dakota:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Dakota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 65
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 95
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 23
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

See more detailed statistics of Wahpeton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total average daily traffic: 31,310
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,110


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Wahpeton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wahpeton, ND

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
Businesses in Wahpeton, ND
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn1Nike1
Baymont Inn1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Vans1
Maurices1Walmart1

Wahpeton on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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  • Dean E. Sitz (3)
  • Trevor J. Stav (2)
  • James L. Albrecht (1)
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  • Kevin G. Battles (1)
  • Jason Hanzlik (1)
  • Chad L. Portscheller (1)
  • Brady J. Bertsch (1)

Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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