Wahpeton, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wahpeton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Wahpeton had a population of 346 as of July 1, 2017. Wahpeton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wahpeton is located at latitude 43.3695 and longitude -95.1759 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wahpeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The City of Wahpeton (GNIS ID: 2397164) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wahpeton is located within Township of Lakeville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickinson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wahpeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wahpeton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 346
Daytime Population: Workers 198
Daytime Population: Residents 192
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 346
Population in Familes 262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 286
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $62,111
Average Household Income $90,274
Per Capita Income $47,596


Total Housing Units 774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (19.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 ( 4.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 592 (76.5%)
Median Home Value $396,000
Average Home Value $529,167


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.4%
Households 0.23% 0.44%
Families -0.96% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.99%

Wahpeton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wahpeton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 561 45th
Population Density # 793 22nd
Diversity Index # 960 5th
Median Household Income # 206 80th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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