Wahpeton, ND-MN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
23,002
0.169% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
39
1.83% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
2.61% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,099
9.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,100
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,707
1.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wahpeton, ND-MN had a population of 23k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $67,099. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wahpeton, ND-MN declined from 23,041 to 23,002, a −0.169% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,322 to $67,099, a 9.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wahpeton, ND-MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), White (Hispanic) (1.4%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.965%).

None of the households in Wahpeton, ND-MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Wahpeton, ND-MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wahpeton, ND-MN are North Dakota State College of Science (569 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wahpeton, ND-MN was $166,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%.

Most people in Wahpeton, ND-MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wahpeton, ND-MN was 2 cars per household.

Wahpeton, ND-MN borders Fargo, ND-MN and Fergus Falls, MN.

Population & Diversity

Wahpeton, ND-MN is home to a population of 23k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.778% of Wahpeton, ND-MN residents were born outside of the country (179 people).

In 2022, there were 30.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Wahpeton, ND-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 688 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 396 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Wahpeton, ND-MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wahpeton, ND-MN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wahpeton, ND-MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.8k ± 125
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    688 ± 85.8
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    396 ± 73
3.61%
Hispanic Population
831 people

In 2022, there were 30.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Wahpeton, ND-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 688 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 396 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.61% of the people in Wahpeton, ND-MN are hispanic (831 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    56,105 ± 6,935 people
  2. Somalia
    40,313 ± 5,896 people
  3. India
    31,057 ± 4,951 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota and Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 56,105 North Dakota and Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 40,313 and India with 31,057.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.778%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
179 people
0.755%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
174 people

As of 2022, 0.778% of Wahpeton, ND-MN residents (179 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wahpeton, ND-MN was 0.755%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    399 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    284 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    174 ± 70

Wahpeton, ND-MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wahpeton, ND-MN employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Wahpeton, ND-MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,635 people), Manufacturing (1,550 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,261 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($106,250), Utilities ($81,932), and Wholesale Trade ($62,857).

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,891. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.7k
2022 Value
± 541
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 6.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wahpeton, ND-MN grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 11.6k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wahpeton, ND-MN, are Management Occupations (1,513 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,045 people), and Production Occupations (1,003 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wahpeton, ND-MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.7k
2022 Value
± 541
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 6.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wahpeton, ND-MN grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 11.6k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wahpeton, ND-MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,635 people), Manufacturing (1,550 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,261 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wahpeton, ND-MN, though some of these residents may live in Wahpeton, ND-MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,670
Median earning men ± $3,126
$34,946
Median earning women ± $2,442

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,786), Information ($74,875), and Wholesale Trade ($67,045).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,542), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,818).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 194
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 188
    Manufacturing
  3. 172
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota and North Dakota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, Amy Klobuchar, and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota and Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Dakota and Minnesota is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota and Minnesota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, Amy Klobuchar, and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing North Dakota and Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Dakota and Minnesota

North Dakota and Minnesota is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Dakota and Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wahpeton, ND-MN awarded 569 degrees. The student population of Wahpeton, ND-MN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,667 male students and 1,275 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wahpeton, ND-MN are White (513 and 90.5%), followed by Two or More Races (23 and 4.06%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 2.12%), and Black or African American (11 and 1.94%).

The largest universities in Wahpeton, ND-MN by number of degrees awarded are North Dakota State College of Science (569 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wahpeton, ND-MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (82 and 14.4%), Other Electrical Engineering Technology (48 and 8.44%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (46 and 8.08%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,942 students enrolled in Wahpeton, ND-MN, 56.7% men and 43.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,997 records, of which 39.4% were women and 60.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 82 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wahpeton, ND-MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 82 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
569 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Dakota State College of Science with 569 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 334 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wahpeton, ND-MN, which is 1.42 times more than the 235 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 513 degrees mean that there were 22.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,996) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($884) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.817% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.945% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Bachelors Degree (1.16M), and Some college (1.11M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wahpeton, ND-MN was $166,100 in 2022, which is 0.589 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,400 to $166,100, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Wahpeton, ND-MN is 72.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wahpeton, ND-MN have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wahpeton, ND-MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wahpeton, ND-MN is $67,099. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wahpeton, ND-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

Property

$166,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,988
$6,838
Median Property Taxes
±$352

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wahpeton, ND-MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wahpeton, ND-MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.4% of the housing units in Wahpeton, ND-MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wahpeton, ND-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wahpeton, ND-MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,099
Median Household Income
± $3,422
9.45k
Number of Households
± 475

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.45k households in Wahpeton, ND-MN grew to $67,099 from the previous year's value of $61,322.

The following chart displays the households in Wahpeton, ND-MN 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wahpeton, ND-MN is from North Dakota and Minnesota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 and income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.03%)
  3. Carpooled (6.74%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Wahpeton, ND-MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.03%) and those who carpooled to work (6.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wahpeton, ND-MN have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% of the workforce in Wahpeton, ND-MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wahpeton, ND-MN (2.56k out of 21.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

95% of the population of Wahpeton, ND-MN has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see 1287 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.924% decrease from the previous year (1299 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1483 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,287 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Dakota
1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see an average of 1,287 patients per year. This represents a 0.924% decrease from the previous year (1,299 patients).

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Dakota and Minnesota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.9% were men and 48.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5%
Uninsured
51.5%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wahpeton, ND-MN grew by 0.809% from 4.96% to 5%.

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