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People

Total Population 293
Male Share of the Population 44%
Female Share of the Population 56%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 132
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,313
% Above Poverty Level 81.9%
% Below Poverty Level 18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $379
Median House Value $59,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 15.4%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • 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
Station WESSINGTON SPRINGS
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
Station GANN VALLEY 4 NW
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

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)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hitchcock 107 $45,000
Huron 13,159 $54,974
Miller 1,537 $62,500
St. Lawrence 169 $73,929
Tulare 239 $51,875
Wolsey 462 $66,635

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

Wessington Public Libraries

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

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Wessington High Schools

WESSINGTON HI SCH
100 BROOKS ST
605-458-2248
A Title I School.
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

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