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People

Total Population 842
Male Share of the Population 43.2%
Female Share of the Population 56.8%
Senior Citizens 33.3%
Employed Population 16+ 385
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $27,589
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,592

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,260
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $529
Median House Value $66,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 11.3%

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

Wessington Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 99 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 236 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Jerauld
Standard Zip Codes 57382
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.079
Longitude -98.569

Wessington Springs 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 WESSINGTON SPRINGS
Distance 0.3 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 FORESTBURG 3 NE
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station MILLER
Distance 36.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpena 261 $63,750
Letcher 205 $68,750
Wolsey 462 $66,635
Woonsocket 597 $55,000

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

Wessington Springs Public Libraries

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Wessington Springs Carnegie Library
109 WEST MAIN
Wessington Springs, South Dakota
(605) 539-1803

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Wessington Springs High Schools

WESSINGTON SPRINGS HI SCH
301 DAKOTA AVE N
605-539-9391
Serves 123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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