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Wasta, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Wasta had a population of 92 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Wasta, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 92
Population in Households 92
Population in Familes 80
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 480
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $54,704
Average Household Income $84,175
Per Capita Income $32,330


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $196,429
Average Home Value $206,429


Total Households 41
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.71% 1.48%
Households 1.59% 1.42%
Families 5.04% 1.3%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 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 # 296 25th
Population Density # 195 50th
Diversity Index # 115 71st
Median Household Income # 148 62nd
Per Capita Income # 98 75th

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