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Wasta, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Wasta had a population of 91 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wasta is located at latitude 44.0695 and longitude -102.4464 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wasta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,320 feet.

The Town of Wasta (GNIS ID: 1267626) 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 Wasta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wasta, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 91
Population in Households 91
Population in Familes 79
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 475
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 41
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $179,167
Average Home Value $193,571


Median Household Income $53,028
Average Household Income $84,455
Per Capita Income $31,994
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.79% 1.9%
Households 1.81% 1.88%
Families 6.23% 1.26%
Median Household Income   5.34%
Per Capita Income   3.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wasta, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasta to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 295 25th
Population Density1 # 194 51st
Diversity Index2 # 132 66th
Median Household Income # 161 59th
Per Capita Income # 67 83rd

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