Wahpeton

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Demographics
Total population 7,826 Population Estimates, 2017 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic6,875 87.9%
Of Color947 12.1%
American Indian229 2.9%
Asiansuppressed
Black69 0.9%
Hispanic (any race)338 4.3%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races247 3.2%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5364 4.7%
5 to 17918 11.7%
18 to 645,413 69.2%
65+1,127 14.4%
Median age31.6 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Female3,577 45.7%
Male4,245 54.3%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)1,059 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)376 35.5%
Economy
Median household income$51,756 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population for whom poverty status is determined6,715 American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [2]
In poverty855 12.7% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)suppressed
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)suppressed
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)643 14.7%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)113 10.7%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population7,709 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities800 10.4%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)6,650 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals without health insurance289 4.3%
Housing
Cost burdened households657 20.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)133 7.4%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)524 36.7%
Homeownership, number and rate1,815 54.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic1,729 57.2%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units370 10.0% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Immigration
Foreign born202 2.6% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Speaks language other than English372 5.0% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)415 10.3% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 74.3% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Total adult population (age 25+)4,630
Less than high school463 10.0%
High school or equivalent1,327 28.7%
Some college or associate's degree1,815 39.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher1,025 22.1%

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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