Wessington, South Dakota Population 2022

177
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Wessington is a city located in Beadle County South Dakota. Wessington has a 2020 population of 177. Wessington is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 168 in 2010.

The average household income in Wessington is $56,320 with a poverty rate of 15.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $521 per month, and the median house value is $61,200. The median age in Wessington is 31.3 years, 32.1 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

Wessington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wessingtonwas:

  • White: 99.44%
  • Two or more races: 0.56%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wessington, South Dakota is 177 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 177.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 168.

Wessington, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35299.44%
Two or More Races20.56%
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Wessington Population by Race

Wessington Population Pyramid $2022

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Wessington Median Age

31.3


Total

32.1


Male

30.5


Female

Wessington Adults

There are 225 adults, (62 of whom are seniors) in Wessington.

Wessington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

79.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wessington Sex Ratio

Female

195

55.08%

Male

159

44.92%

Wessington Population by Age

Wessington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wessington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male25%75%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
Female64.3%35.7%
All69.8%30.2%
Married89.5%10.5%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wessington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1392.5569.8
Married573.789.5
Non Family561.1460.7
Female143.2964.3
Male122.7525

3.49

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Wessington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade167.80%
9th to 12th Grade94.39%
High School Graduate9747.32%
Some College2210.73%
Associates Degree2713.17%
Bachelors Degree199.27%
Graduate Degree157.32%
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Wessington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wessington Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.80%.

Wessington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,429$44,375$35,089
Less Than 9th Grade$34,479$34,479$
High School Graduate$27,500$43,125$26,094
Some College$51,250$78,750$30,000
Bachelors Degree$38,125$48,333$36,250
Graduate Degree$58,125$$58,125

$36,429

Average Earnings

$44,375

Average Male

$35,089

Average Female

Wessington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wessington Language by Age

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Wessington Language

95.63% of Wessington residents speak only English, while 4.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.38% of the population.

Wessington Language

Wessington Poverty by Race

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15.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.50%

Male Poverty Rate

12.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wessington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wessington is White, with 18.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wessington is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.00%.

Wessington Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.56%
Some College10.20%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Wessington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed11.69%
Female Employed9.72%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wessington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wessington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,917$56,320
Families$58,438$64,506
Married Families$70,250-
Non Families$28,750$44,188
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Income by Household Type

Wessington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wessington Married by Age and Sex

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Wessington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wessington Marital Status by Race

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Wessington Marital Status

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13

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6
World War II3
Korea2
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Wessington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6
65 to 744
55 to 643
35 to 54
18 to 34

Wessington Veterans by Age

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Wessington Veterans by Race

Wessington Veterans by Education

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15.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wessington Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wessington Employment by Age

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Wessington Employment by Race

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Wessington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.67%

Born in Wessington

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Wessington residents were born in the United States, with 66.67% having been born in South Dakota. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wessington Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20221770.00%
20211770.00%
20201770.00%
20191770.00%
2018177-4-2.21%
201718152.84%
20161760.00%
201517610.57%
2014175-2-1.13%
201317731.72%
201217421.16%
201117242.38%
20101680.00%

Wessington Population by Year