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Wasta, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Wasta had a population of 90 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Wasta is located at latitude 44.0686 and longitude -102.4457 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wasta 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wasta, SD Housing Affordability Index is 0
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

Wasta, SD Wealth Index is 120
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 90 (100%)
Population in Households 90 (100.0%)
Population in Families 77 (85.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 469
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,981
Average Household Income $91,767
Per Capita Income $36,029
Wealth Index4 120

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $235,714
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 1.28% 1.3%
Households 1.15% 1.46%
Families 4.1% 1.34%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Wasta, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasta 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 # 294 25th
Population Density # 194 51st
Diversity Index # 115 71st
Median Household Income # 84 79th
Per Capita Income # 56 86th

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