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Population (year 2000): 8,586. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,220 (-4.3% change)
Males: 4,494 (52.3%), Females: 4,092 (47.7%)

Richland County

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Median resident age: 28.6 years
Median household income: $33,471 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,500 (year 2000)

Wahpeton, ND residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Wahpeton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • American Indian (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (47.4%), Norwegian (28.4%), Irish (7.1%), Swedish (5.8%), French (4.0%), English (4.0%).

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Elevation: 963 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Wahpeton,

For population 25 years and over in Wahpeton

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wahpeton city

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -271 (-3.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ND Fargo, (43.8 miles pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (246.8 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (685.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (1.8 miles Breckenridge, Dwight, ND (9.2 miles) , Doran, MN (10.5 miles) , Kent, MN (12.6 miles) , ND (14.7 miles Abercrombie, ND Fairmount, (14.9 miles Great Bend, ND (15.5 miles) , ND (18.2 miles Mooreton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $191,800

Latitude: 46.27 N, Longitude: 96.61 W

Area code: 701


Wahpeton, North Dakota business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.3%), Manufacturing (17.3%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +915 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,754 (64.7%)


 

Crime in Wahpeton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 11.6 0.0 11.6 23.3
Robberies 0 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.9
Assaults 2 6 3 3
    per 100,000 23.3 69.9 34.9 34.9
Burglaries 27 17 32 28
    per 100,000 314.5 198.0 372.7 326.1
Thefts 233 230 247 200
    per 100,000 2713.7 2678.8 2876.8 2329.4
Auto thefts 12 6 18 14
    per 100,000 139.8 69.9 209.6 163.1
151.1 140.6 169.6 155.8


Average climate in Wahpeton, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wahpeton,

Wahpeton-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Wahpeton city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Main business address for: MINN DAK FARMERS COOPERATIVE (AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION - CROPS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wahpeton:
  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; BRECKENRIDGE, MN)
  • WHEATON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; WHEATON, MN)
  • FERGUS FALLS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (about 38 miles; FERGUS FALLS, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wahpeton:
  • HECTOR INTL (about 47 miles; FARGO, ND; ID: FAR)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 102 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; ID: ATY)
  • GRAND FORKS INTL (about 121 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; ID: GFK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wahpeton:
  • HARRY STERN (about 3 miles; WAHPETON, ND; ID: BWP)
  • FERGUS FALLS MUNI-EINAR MICKELSON FLD (about 32 miles; FERGUS FALLS, MN; ID: FFM)
  • WHEATON MUNI (about 35 miles; WHEATON, MN; ID: ETH)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3 $8,908 $35,632 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $24,031 $48,062 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $5,249 $31,494 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,856 $35,136 0 $0
Local Libraries 2 $3,620 $21,720 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $15,936 $27,318 1 $781
Sewerage 1 $2,446 $29,352 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $7,494 $29,976 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   45 $2,197
Police - Other 2 $3,900 $23,400 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 14 $41,358 $35,449 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $18,336 $22,003 0 $0
Totals for Government 52 $137,134 $31,646 46 $2,978


College/University in Wahpeton:
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (Full-time enrollment: 2,176; Location: 800 N 6TH ST; Public; Website: www.ndscs.nodak.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wahpeton:
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 44 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 44 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 53 miles; FARGO, ND; FT enrollment: 8,836)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 118 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; FT enrollment: 9,935)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 132 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 135 miles; WILLMAR, MN; FT enrollment: 2,711)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 139 miles; MARSHALL, MN; FT enrollment: 3,405)
Public high school in Wahpeton:
  • WAHPETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 1021 11TH ST N; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wahpeton:
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 212 3RD AVE N; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • WAHPETON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 1209 LOY AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CIRCLE OF NATIONS SCHOOL (WAHPETON) (Students: 208; Location: 832 8TH ST N; Grades: 03 - 09)
  • ZIMMERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 508 9TH ST N; Grades: PK - 01)
  • WAHPETON SPEC ED UNIT (Location: 508 9TH ST N; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • RICHLAND COUNTY AREA VOC TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 2101 9TH ST N; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Wahpeton:
  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 122 NORTH 2ND STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • RICHARDS ELEMENTARY (Students: 6; Location: 1301 7TH ST N; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Wahpeton:
  • LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $83,892; Location: 417 SECOND AVENUE NORTH; 24,263 books; 976 audio materials; 875 video materials; 85 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Bois de Sioux Country Club (A).

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1).

Park in Wahpeton: Chahinkapa Park (1).


Wahpeton compared to North Dakota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wahpeton:
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wahpeton:
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Wahpeton:
  • K09MF (Channel 9; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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