Wahpeton, ND

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Population

7,822

0.28% decline

Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$51,756

4.82% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

4,340

1.33% growth

Median Property Value

$112,300

8.61% growth

About

In 2017, Wahpeton, ND had a population of 7.82k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $51,756. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wahpeton, ND declined from 7,844 to 7,822, a -0.28% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,375 to $51,756, a 4.82% increase.

The population of Wahpeton, ND is 87.9% White Alone, 4.32% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.16% Two or More Races. 5.04% of the people in Wahpeton, ND speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wahpeton, ND are North Dakota State College of Science (638 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wahpeton, ND is $112,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.5%. Most people in Wahpeton, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wahpeton, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wahpeton, ND employs 4.34k people. The largest industries in Wahpeton, ND are Manufacturing (952 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), and Retail Trade (505 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($51,607), Public Administration ($46,719), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,520).

Median household income in Wahpeton, ND is $51,756. Males in Wahpeton, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Wahpeton, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,756

2017 value

± $5,748

4.82%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Wahpeton, ND have a median annual income of $51,756, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,375 in 2016, which represents a 4.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wahpeton, ND made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wahpeton, ND workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wahpeton, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9710

  2. Census Tract 9709

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wahpeton, ND was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $49,073, followed by Census Tract 9709 and N/A, with respective values of $48,196 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wahpeton, ND (855 out of 6.72k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    754 ± 178

  2. Hispanic

    97 ± 74

  3. Other

    38 ± 67

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wahpeton, ND is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.34k

2017 Value

± 371

1.33%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wahpeton, ND grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 4.28k employees to 4.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wahpeton, ND, are Production Occupations (743 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (397 people), and Management Occupations (381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wahpeton, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wahpeton, ND, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (743 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (397 people), and Management Occupations (381 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wahpeton, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.89 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.95 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wahpeton, ND, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,500), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($52,321).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.34k

2017 Value

± 371

1.33%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wahpeton, ND grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 4.28k employees to 4.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wahpeton, ND, are Manufacturing (952 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), and Retail Trade (505 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wahpeton, ND, though some of these residents may live in Wahpeton, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wahpeton, ND, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (952 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), and Retail Trade (505 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wahpeton, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.19 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.17 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wahpeton, ND, by median earnings, are Construction ($51,607), Public Administration ($46,719), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,520).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.1B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains with $11.4B and Other ag prods. and $10.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B

2015 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.8B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.3% of the population of Wahpeton, ND has health coverage, with 59.2% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 9.44% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wahpeton, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Wahpeton, ND see 1333 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.22% increase from the previous year (1279 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1553 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 606 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,333 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see an average of 1,333 patients per year. This represents a 4.22% increase from the previous year (1,279 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.75%

Uninsured

59.2%

Employer Coverage

11%

Medicaid

9.44%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wahpeton, ND declined by 5.81% from 3.98% to 3.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wahpeton, ND changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wahpeton, ND is home to a population of 7.82k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.58% of Wahpeton, ND residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wahpeton, ND is composed of 6.88k White Alone residents (87.9%), 338 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.32%), 247 Two or More Races residents (3.16%), 229 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.93%), 69 Black or African American Alone residents (0.882%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.818%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wahpeton, ND are Spanish or Spanish Creole (176 speakers), Other Slavic Languages (83 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (33 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wahpeton, ND was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Wahpeton, ND are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wahpeton, ND residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.58% of Wahpeton, ND residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wahpeton, ND was 2.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wahpeton, ND was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 Wahpeton, ND residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Wahpeton, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wahpeton, ND was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.88k ± 121

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    338 ± 145

  3. Two or More Races

    247 ± 85.7

In 2017, there were 20.3 times more White Alone residents (6.88k people) in Wahpeton, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 338 Hispanic or Latino and 247 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wahpeton, ND as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    176 speakers (2.36%)

  2. Other Slavic Languages

    83 speakers (1.11%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    33 speakers (0.442%)

5.04% of Wahpeton, ND citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wahpeton, ND was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.36% of the overall population of Wahpeton, ND are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.11% speak Other Slavic Languages and 0.442% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    232 ± 70

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    79 ± 62

  3. Korea

    51 ± 32

Wahpeton, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wahpeton, ND awarded 638 degrees. The student population of Wahpeton, ND is skewed towards men, with 1,711 male students and 1,292 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wahpeton, ND are White (587 and 92.9%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 2.85%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 1.27%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.11%).

The largest universities in Wahpeton, ND by number of degrees awarded are North Dakota State College of Science (638 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wahpeton, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 and 14.7%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (71 and 11.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (39 and 6.11%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wahpeton, ND was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 94 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wahpeton, ND according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

638 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wahpeton, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Dakota State College of Science with 638 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

392

Degrees Awarded to Men

246

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wahpeton, ND, which is 1.59 times more than the 246 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    587 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wahpeton, ND were to White students. These 587 degrees mean that there were 32.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wahpeton, ND was $112,300 in 2017, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,400 to $112,300, a 8.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Wahpeton, ND is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wahpeton, ND have an average commute time of 11.4 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.

Income

Household Income

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$51,756

Median Household Income

± $5,748

3.33k

Number of Households

± 334

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.33k households in Wahpeton, ND grew to $51,756 from the previous year's value of $49,375.

The following chart displays the households in Wahpeton, ND distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$112,300

2017 Median

± $11,454

$103,400

2016 Median

± $9,965

In 2017, the median property value in Wahpeton, ND grew to to $112,300 from the previous year's value of $103,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wahpeton, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wahpeton, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$1,500 - $2k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wahpeton, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wahpeton, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $1,500 - $2k range.

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Rent vs Own

54.5%

2017 Homeownership

54.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.5% of the housing units in Wahpeton, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wahpeton, ND compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wahpeton, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wahpeton, ND have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wahpeton, ND have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.89% of the workforce in Wahpeton, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wahpeton, ND was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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