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Income/capita 90%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 75%
IndexWahpetonIowaNational
Income per capita$56,687$28,872$29,829
Median household income$68,438$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$70,938$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$36,083$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,714$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level2.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wahpeton is 90% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Wahpeton is 24% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wahpeton is 75% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wahpeton is 87% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $45,620$68,438$136,876
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Wahpeton median earnings by income bracket

      Wahpeton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.5%1.9%
      Manufacturing sector21.1%9.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%14.8%
      Public administration6.3%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.9%
      Education, health & social services3.2%31.5%
      Other34.7%35.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Orleans, IA459$64,13516%
      Fostoria, IA194$63,25014%
      Okoboji, IA814$59,6888%
      Lake Park, IA1,171$58,4726%
      Spirit Lake, IA4,992$57,0083%
      Wahpeton, IA394$68,43824%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brule, NE394$41,56325%
      South Heights, PA394$48,12513%
      St. Bernice, IN394$43,75021%
      Wallula, WA394$19,95564%
      Herman, MN394$40,78126%
      Wahpeton, IA394$68,43824%
      Source: The Wahpeton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).