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0.4% growth
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-3.98% decline
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-0.67% decline
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-5.19% decline


The economy of Wahpeton, ND employs 4,282 people. The economy of Wahpeton, ND is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 5.59; 1.91; and 1.7 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wahpeton, ND are Healthcare & Social Assistance (788), Manufacturing (706), and Retail trade (546), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($95,417), Utilities ($65,781), and Finance & Insurance ($53,750).

Median household income in Wahpeton, ND is $48,011. Males in Wahpeton, ND have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,459. The income inequality of Wahpeton, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wahpeton, ND. In Richland County, ND the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,419. Ward County, ND has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Dakota.


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Wahpeton, ND is home to a population of 7,835 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wahpeton, ND is composed of 7,034 White residents (89.8%), 309 Hispanic residents (3.94%), 195 Native residents (2.49%), 176 Two+ residents (2.25%), and 76 Black residents (0.97%). The most common foreign languages in Wahpeton, ND are Spanish (176 speakers), Other Slavic (83 speakers), and Other Native North American (33 speakers), but compared to other places, Wahpeton, ND has a relative high number of Other Slavic (83 speakers), Other Native North American (33 speakers), and German (30 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wahpeton, ND awarded 680 degrees. The student population of Wahpeton, ND is skewed away from females, with 432 male students and 248 female students. Most students in Wahpeton, ND are White (609 and 89.6%), followed by Two or more races (21 and 3.09%), Black or African American (15 and 2.21%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 1.62%). The largest universities in Wahpeton, ND by number of graduates are North Dakota State College of Science (680 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Wahpeton, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (96 and 14.1%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (66 and 9.7%), and General Agriculture Management (43 and 6.32%). The median tuition costs in Wahpeton, ND are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Wahpeton, ND is $96,800, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $102,100 to $96,800, a -5.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Wahpeton, ND is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wahpeton, ND have an average commute time of 11.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wahpeton, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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