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Wessington, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Wessington had a population of 173 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Wessington is located at latitude 44.4542 and longitude -98.697 in Beadle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wessington encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beadle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wessington are located in Beadle County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hand County.

The City of Wessington (GNIS ID: 1267631) 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.


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Wessington, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wessington, SD Housing Affordability Index is 278
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wessington, SD Wealth Index is 85
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 173
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 458
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,423
Average Household Income $78,157
Per Capita Income $32,745
Wealth Index3 85

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (34.3%)
Median Home Value $115,385
Housing Affordability Index2 278
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 92
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.12% 0.0%
Families 3.96% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Wessington, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wessington to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 237 40th
Population Density # 198 50th
Diversity Index # 279 29th
Median Household Income # 159 60th
Per Capita Income # 115 71st

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