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People

Total Population 322
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 138
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $71,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,111

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,125
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $559
Median House Value $53,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 11.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Vesta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Redwood
Standard Zip Codes 56287, 56292
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.507
Longitude -95.416

Vesta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station LAMBERTON SW EXP STN
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 38.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belview 412 $47,750
Echo 299 $57,292
Lucan 175 $73,750
Milroy 231 $63,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Vesta High Schools

VESTA SEC.
320 CENTRE ST.
507-347-7111
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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