Wahpeton is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 7,826 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wahpeton is the tenth largest community in North Dakota.
When you are in Wahpeton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.56% of Wahpeton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Wahpeton is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wahpeton who work in office and administrative support (10.90%), management occupations (8.08%), and healthcare (7.31%).
Wahpeton is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Wahpeton enrolled in college, Wahpeton has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wahpeton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.40 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Wahpeton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Wahpeton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.86% of adults in Wahpeton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wahpeton in 2010 was $25,355, which is lower middle income relative to North Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,420 for a family of four. However, Wahpeton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Wahpeton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wahpeton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Wahpeton include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Wahpeton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.