Demographics

People

Total Population310
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+127
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.6%
Median Earnings25+$34,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,364

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,500
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.1%
Median Gross Rent$509
Median House Value$62,500

Ancestry

German52.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.2%
Irish15.2%
Norwegian9.7%
English5.8%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish1.9%
Italian1.6%
Canadian0.6%
Scottish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
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Wessington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Beadle County
Standard Zip Codes57381
Phone Area Codes605
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude44.45
Approximate Longitude-98.69

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)

StationMILLER
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 25 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip19.7 inches
StationWESSINGTON SPRINGS
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches
StationGANN VALLEY 4 NW
Distance33.4 miles
Jan Temp2 to 25 F
Apr Temp32 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 87 F
Oct Temp33 to 62 F
Annual Precip19.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hitchcock130$81,250
Huron13,291$58,363
Miller1,433$68,958
St. Lawrence202$67,500
Tulare258$54,167
Wolsey450$77,083

Wessington Public Libraries

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

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