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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Wahpeton is a town in North Dakota with a population of 7,822. Wahpeton is in Richland County. Living in Wahpeton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Wahpeton and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$560
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Wahpeton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    153.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,169.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Wahpeton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,756
National
$55,322
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Wahpeton Reviews

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Wahpeton is a small North Dakota town of about 9,000 people. Everywhere you go you know someone, and there's always a helping hand close by. You can leave your house unlocked and not worry about theft, or trust a neighbor to feed your pet for you while you're gone. You can borrow out tools and belongings without worrying about never getting it back and everyone there is friendly and happy. The town is growing due to the incline of job offers in North Dakota allowing our small town to have more new restaurants and facilities for teens and adults. It is a town with many churches and all different kinds of people, where anyone can feel at home. A new elementary school is in the process of being built now and the high school teachers are friendly and helpful. The Wahpeton Huskies are well-known, hard working athletes that compete against Fargo schools. The parks are clean and beautiful and the streets are clean. In the summer time, children are riding bikes all over the town and going down to the swimming pool. I would love to raise a family in a place like Wahpeton.
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Wahpeton is a great town of approximately 8500 people. It is about 45 miles south of fargo nd which has lots to offer for shopping , entertainment, culture and sports activities. I live in a safe town , great place for kids and families. We have a great zoo , parks and community events
Police are fast to act in Wahpeton, however there is not much crime in the small town. There is very little vandalism here and, as someone who grew up there, I have never felt unsafe ever.