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Overview

Introduction to Wahpeton, North Dakota

Wahpeton, North Dakota, in Richland county, is 43 miles S of Fargo, North Dakota and 184 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota. There are 8,586 residents in the city.

Wahpeton History

The community was founded in 1869. It was first settled by Morgan T. Rich. With the arrival of other settlers, the community was named 'Richville.' In the year 1871, the name of the town was changed to 'Chahinkapa.' In 1873, the town was renamed 'Wahpetonm.'

Wahpeton and nearby Attractions

  • Sica Hollow State Park
  • Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
  • Maplewood State Park
  • Richland County Historical Society
  • Chahinkapa Park
  • Roy Lake State Park

Things To Do In Wahpeton

One can plan a day trip to the Chahinkapa Park, Maplewood State Park and Roy Lake State Park. The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, Red River and Northern Plains Regional Museum, Hjemkomst Center and Stevens County Museum are popular local spots as well.

Wahpeton Transportation

Hector International is the nearest major airport.

Wahpeton Higher Education

North Dakota State College of Science is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Concordia College at Moorhead, the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,844
Male Share of the Population53.6%
Female Share of the Population46.4%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+4,169
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,216
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,042

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,043
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$544
Median House Value$103,400

Ancestry

German45.6%
Norwegian27.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Irish6.2%
Swedish4.4%
English4.3%
Czech3.1%
Polish2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Ukrainian1.5%
Danishn1.5%
Italian1.2%
Scottish1%
Canadian1%
Russian1%
Dutch0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Wahpeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richland County
Standard Zip Codes58075
P.O. Box Zip Codes58074
Company Zip Codes58076
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.26
Approximate Longitude-96.6

Wahpeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWAHPETON 3 N
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 18 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip21.8 inches
StationROTHSAY
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp-5 to 15 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip23 inches
StationFERGUS FALLS
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 16 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip23.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abercrombie253$86,042
Christine142$81,250
Fairmount393$57,321
Great Bend75$36,500
Hankinson968$71,875
Mooreton218$66,250

Wahpeton Public Libraries

Leach Public Library
417 2ND AVE N
Wahpeton, North Dakota
(701) 642-5732

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Wahpeton Public Schools

Central Elementary School
212 3rd Ave N
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-8328
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Circle Of Nations
832 8th Street North
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-3796
Middle
Southeast Region Career & Tech Center
2101 9th St N
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-8701
Wahpeton High School
1021 11th St N
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-2604
High
Total Enrollment 386
Wahpeton Middle School
1209 Loy Ave
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-6687
Middle
Total Enrollment 262
Wahpeton Spec Ed Unit
508 9th St N
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-5499
Zimmerman Elementary School
508 9th St N
ZIP: 58075
(701) 642-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 103

Wahpeton Private Schools

St John S School
212 Dakota Ave
ZIP: 58075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
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