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Wahpeton, North Dakota

Wahpeton is a city located in Richland County, North Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,586. It is the county seat of Richland County6.

Geography Wahpeton is located at 46°16'12" North, 96°36'38" West (46.269931, -96.610463)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²). 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 8,586 people, 3,254 households, and 1,867 families residing in the city. The population density is 663.0/km² (1,718.1/mi²). There are 3,492 housing units at an average density of 269.7/km² (698.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.47% White, 0.62% African American, 2.41% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,254 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% are non-families. 32.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 24.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,471, and the median income for a family is $44,645. Males have a median income of $30,199 versus $20,089 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,293. 13.4% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.9% are under the age of 18 and 10.4% are 65 or older.

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