Wahpeton, ND Population

Population: 8,586. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,220 (-4.3% change)
Males: 4,494 (52.3%), Females: 4,092 (47.7%)

Richland County

Zip codes: 58075.

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

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%).

Elevation: 963 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wahpeton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wahpeton:

  • HECTOR INTL (about 47 miles; FARGO, ND; Abbreviation: FAR)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 102 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
  • GRAND FORKS INTL (about 121 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; Abbreviation: GFK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wahpeton:

  • HARRY STERN (about 3 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Abbreviation: BWP)
  • FERGUS FALLS MUNI-EINAR MICKELSON FLD (about 32 miles; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Abbreviation: FFM)
  • WHEATON MUNI (about 35 miles; WHEATON, MN; Abbreviation: ETH)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,771)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 53 miles; FARGO, ND; Full-time enrollment: 8,836)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 118 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; Full-time enrollment: 9,935)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 132 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 135 miles; WILLMAR, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,711)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 139 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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