Wessington, South Dakota

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Wessington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 117 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 261 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Beadle
Standard Zip Codes 57381
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.454
Longitude -98.696

Wessington Climate

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  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MILLER
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Wessington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 248 100%
Male 117 47.2%
Female 131 52.8%
Under 18 62 25%
18+ 186 75%
65+ 70 28.2%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 2.81
White 243 98%
African-American 1 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 1.2%

Estimated Wessington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 228
Growth -20
Growth % -8.1%

Wessington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 34.1%
US/American 21%
English 19.5%
Norwegian 5.9%
Dutch 4.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Irish 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
Swedish 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
Scottish 1%
Swiss 1%
Canadian 1%
Polish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wessington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Danforth (57381)
Vayland (57381)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wessington 248 $35,750
Hitchcock 108 $44,167
Huron 11,893 $40,234
Miller 1,530 $39,293
St. Lawrence 210 $34,583
Tulare 221 $33,750
Wolsey 418 $42,679

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Wessington Public Library
Wessington, South Dakota
(605) 458-2596

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Wessington High Schools (2004)

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Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

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