Wessington, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Wessington, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Wessington had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 176
Population in Households 176
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 466
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $54,885
Average Household Income $72,623
Per Capita Income $30,283


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $92,969
Average Home Value $164,000


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 0.23%
Households 0.39% 0.0%
Families 4.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   3.93%

Wessington, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wessington to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 234 40th
Population Density # 198 50th
Diversity Index # 273 30th
Median Household Income # 145 63rd
Per Capita Income # 145 63rd

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