Wahpeton, ND


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Wahpeton is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 7,830 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%).

In addition, Wahpeton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Wahpeton attending college, and as a result Wahpeton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to 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 13.59 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 22.34% of adults in Wahpeton having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.

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