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Demographics

People

Total Population328
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+139
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,078

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,000
% Above Poverty Level74.7%
% Below Poverty Level25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$392
Median House Value$63,300

Ancestry

German55.5%
Irish18.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
English11.9%
Norwegian6.4%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch2.4%
Italian2.1%
Canadian1.2%
Scottish0.6%
Luxemburger0.6%
Swedish0.6%
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
Hitchcock118$46,250
Huron13,149$57,697
Miller1,527$70,962
St. Lawrence165$75,625
Tulare266$56,875
Wolsey505$69,063

Wessington Public Libraries

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

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