The City of Wessington Springs had a population of 926 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.0792 and longitude -98.5695 in Jerauld County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wessington Springs 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wessington Springs: Elmer, Wessington.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Wessington Springs, SD Housing Affordability Index is 247
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.|
|Wessington Springs, SD Wealth Index is 53
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 in Households||887|
|Population in Familes||648|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||39|
|Median Household Income||$40,068|
|Average Household Income||$52,215|
|Per Capita Income||$25,363|
|Total Housing Units||507 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||335 (66.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||114 (22.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||58 (11.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$82,738|
|Housing Affordability Index2||247|
|Average Household Size||1.98|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.31%|
|Per Capita Income||2.24%|
The table below compares Wessington Springs 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.
|Total Population||# 82||79th|
|Population Density||# 187||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 364||8th|
|Median Household Income||# 340||14th|
|Per Capita Income||# 297||25th|
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