Wahpeton is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 7,899 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wahpeton is the tenth largest community in North Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wahpeton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wahpeton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wahpeton who work in office and administrative support (10.79%), healthcare (8.22%), and management occupations (8.13%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.59 minutes getting to work every day.
Wahpeton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Wahpeton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Wahpeton, 22.34% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wahpeton in 2010 was $25,362, which is lower middle income relative to North Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,448 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 Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Wahpeton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.