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Welcome to Wahpeton ...

The city of Wahpeton is located in Richland County<1> and is the County Seat for Richland County.

The location of Wahpeton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wahpeton has a population of 7,726 people<3> (see below for details).

Wahpeton was established in 1871.

The community of Wahpeton is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wahpeton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wahpeton is within the (701) area code.

Websites for Wahpeton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wahpchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Wahpeton, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wahpeton had an population of 7,726 people. This is a decrease of 0.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wahpeton had a population of 7,766 people (or 47.58% of the total population of Richland County). This makes Wahpeton the county's most populous community.

The population of Wahpeton represents 1.15% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,766 people, the population of Wahpeton decreased 9.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,586 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wahpeton.

Communities Also Named Wahpeton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wahpeton - they are located in Iowa and Saskatchewan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wahpeton.

Communities near Wahpeton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wahpeton.

  • Hankinson [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hankinson
    • Hankinson [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Wahpeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hankinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hankinson<6>
  • Fairmount [Richland County]
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    • Fairmount [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Wahpeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmount<6>
  • Abercrombie [Richland County]
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    • Abercrombie [Richland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Wahpeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abercrombie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abercrombie<6>
  • Mooreton [Richland County]
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    • Mooreton [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Wahpeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooreton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Colfax [Richland County]
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      • Colfax [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Wahpeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<6>
    • Campbell [Wilkin County]
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      • Campbell [Wilkin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Wahpeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Foxhome [Wilkin County]
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      • Foxhome [Wilkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Wahpeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxhome
    • Dwight [Richland County]
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      • Dwight [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Wahpeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • Kent [Wilkin County]
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      • Kent [Wilkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Wahpeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Mantador [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantador
      • Mantador [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Wahpeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantador have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantador
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantador<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wahpeton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wahpeton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wahpeton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wahpeton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wahpeton. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wahpeton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wahpeton ...

Looking for more information about Wahpeton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wahpeton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wahpeton.

Adding Wahpeton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wahpeton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wahpeton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wahpeton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wahpeton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wahpeton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Richland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wahpeton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wahpeton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wahpeton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wahpeton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WahpetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wahpeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2711, Longitude: -96.6104       In this case, the coordinates for Wahpeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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