Demographics

People

Total Population309
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+118
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$33,068
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,000
% Above Poverty Level77.3%
% Below Poverty Level22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$538
Median House Value$60,000

Ancestry

German59.5%
Irish22.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
Norwegian7.8%
English6.5%
Dutch2.9%
Italian1.9%
Canadian1%
French Except Basque1%
Swedish0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Danishn0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
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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
Hitchcock123$79,375
Huron13,116$57,976
Miller1,481$74,375
St. Lawrence152$78,750
Tulare256$54,583
Wolsey450$86,667

Wessington Public Libraries

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

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