Wahpeton is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 7,753 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. 39.54% of Wahpeton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Wahpeton is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wahpeton who work in management occupations (10.93%), office and administrative support (9.05%), and sales jobs (7.46%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Wahpeton, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Wahpeton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One of the benefits of Wahpeton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.89 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Wahpeton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Wahpeton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.54% of adults in Wahpeton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wahpeton in 2010 was $26,409, 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 $105,636 for a family of four. However, Wahpeton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wahpeton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Wahpeton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.