Wahpeton, North Dakota Population 2021

7,606
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Wahpeton is a city located in Richland County North Dakota. With a 2020 population of 7,606, it is the 11th largest city in North Dakota and the 3745th largest city in the United States . Wahpeton is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -2.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,766 in 2010. Wahpeton reached it's highest population of 9,064 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Wahpeton has a population density of 1,459 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wahpeton is $59,500 with a poverty rate of 15.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $669 per month, and the median house value is $123,300. The median age in Wahpeton is 30 years, 26.5 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Wahpeton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wahpeton was:

  • White: 88.58%
  • Two or more races: 4.60%
  • Native American: 3.86%
  • Black or African American: 1.29%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wahpeton, North Dakota is 7,606 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,798.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,766.

Wahpeton, North Dakota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,91188.58%
Two or More Races3594.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native3013.86%
Black or African American1011.29%
Some Other Race700.90%
Asian600.77%
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Wahpeton Population by Race

Wahpeton Population Pyramid $2021

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Wahpeton Median Age

30


Total

26.5


Male

35


Female

Wahpeton Adults

There are 6,345 adults, (1,161 of whom are seniors) in Wahpeton.

Wahpeton Age Dependency

50.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wahpeton Sex Ratio

Female

3,556

45.58%

Male

4,246

54.42%

Wahpeton Population by Age

Wahpeton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wahpeton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family33.5%66.5%
Male24.9%75.1%
Female12%88%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wahpeton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2752.0351.5
Non Family1,4551.2533.5
Married1,2272.7990.1
Female4082.4612
Male1852.2324.9

2.6

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

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Wahpeton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2736.08%
9th to 12th Grade2716.04%
High School Graduate1,15425.71%
Some College1,05123.42%
Associates Degree85819.12%
Bachelors Degree64614.39%
Graduate Degree2355.24%
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Wahpeton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wahpeton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9453,610819
Native American2138912
Hispanic1287750
2+ Races11194
Asian5134
Black4040
Other Race356

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 39.06%.

Wahpeton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,337$40,401$29,312
Less Than 9th Grade$30,000$30,268$28,846
High School Graduate$34,306$39,674$25,846
Some College$35,238$41,906$26,222
Bachelors Degree$49,464$52,321$44,960
Graduate Degree$72,500$24,135$95,536

$35,337

Average Earnings

$40,401

Average Male

$29,312

Average Female

Wahpeton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wahpeton Language by Age

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Wahpeton Language

96.22% of Wahpeton residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.50% of the population.

Wahpeton Language

Wahpeton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,82880913.88%
Hispanic32813340.55%
Native26813048.51%
Multiple3164112.97%
Black4040100.00%

15.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.37%

Male Poverty Rate

18.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wahpeton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wahpeton is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wahpeton is Multiple, with 12.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

Wahpeton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.94%
High School8.75%
Some College7.87%
Bachelors or Greater1.50%

Wahpeton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed97.53%
Male Unemployed18.39%
Female Employed11.03%
Male Employed9.57%

Wahpeton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wahpeton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,150$59,500
Families$70,377$77,431
Married Families$80,031-
Non Families$27,478$34,875
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Income by Household Type

Wahpeton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wahpeton Married by Age and Sex

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Wahpeton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wahpeton Marital Status by Race

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Wahpeton Marital Status

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463

Number of Veterans

415

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam209
Second Gulf War142
First Gulf War59
World War II11
Korea10

Wahpeton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34110
55 to 64106
65 to 7499
75+84
35 to 5464

Wahpeton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4608.04%
2+ Races31.79%

Wahpeton Veterans by Race

Wahpeton Veterans by Education

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10.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wahpeton Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wahpeton Employment by Age

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Wahpeton Employment by Race

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Wahpeton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.99%

Born in Wahpeton

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Wahpeton residents were born in the United States, with 38.99% having been born in North Dakota. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wahpeton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,606-64-0.83%
20207,670-64-0.83%
20197,734-64-0.82%
20187,798-51-0.65%
20177,849270.35%
20167,822-28-0.36%
20157,850-32-0.41%
20147,882320.41%
20137,850280.36%
20127,822400.51%
20117,782210.27%
20107,761-825-1.01%
20008,586-165-0.19%
19908,751-313-0.35%
19809,0641,9882.51%
19707,0761,2001.88%
19605,8765510.99%
19505,3251,5783.58%
19403,7475711.67%
19303,1761070.34%
19203,0690.00%

Wahpeton Population by Year