The City of Wessington Springs had a population of 952 as of July 1, 2016. Wessington Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Wessington Springs is located at latitude 44.0805 and longitude -98.5715 in Jerauld County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wessington Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jerauld County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,670 feet.
The City of Wessington Springs (GNIS ID: 1267632) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wessington Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wessington Springs: Elmer, Wessington.
|Population in Households||913|
|Population in Familes||673|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||39|
|Average Household Size||1.97|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||535 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||320 (59.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||143 (26.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||72 (13.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$69,307|
|Average Home Value||$89,922|
|Median Household Income||$39,312|
|Average Household Income||$54,991|
|Per Capita Income||$27,268|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.35%|
|Per Capita Income||1.93%|
The table below compares Wessington Springs to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 79||80th|
|Population Density1||# 183||54th|
|Diversity Index2||# 349||11th|
|Median Household Income||# 307||22nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 174||56th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.