Wessington, South Dakota Population 2024

202

Wessington is a city located in Beadle County and Hand County South Dakota. Wessington has a 2024 population of 202. Wessington is currently growing at a rate of 0.5% annually and its population has increased by 1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 199 in 2020.

The average household income in Wessington is $72,466 with a poverty rate of 23.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wessington is 33.8 years, 38.1 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Wessington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wessington was:

  • White: 97.04%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
534.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.51% (3)
The current population of Wessington, South Dakota is 202 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 199.

Wessington, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19797.04%
Two or more races52.46%
Native American10.49%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wessington Population by Race

Wessington Population Pyramid 2024

Wessington Median Age

33.8

Total

38.1

Male

33.1

Female

Wessington Adults

There are 143 adults, (31 of whom are seniors) in Wessington.

Wessington Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wessington Sex Ratio

Female11858.13%
Male8541.87%

Wessington Population by Age

Wessington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All902.2684.415.6
Married373.1194.65.4
Non Family361.0877.822.2
Female102.61000
Male73.2942.957.1
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

84.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wessington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wessington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wessington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.79%.

Wessington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,500

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

Wessington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wessington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wessington Language

98.45% of Wessington residents speak only English, while 1.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Wessington Language

Wessington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1964723.98%
Native11100%
showing: 2 rows

23.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.06%

Male Poverty Rate

35.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wessington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wessington is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wessington is White, with 23.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.32%.

Wessington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College22.95%
High School15.22%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Wessington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.27%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed24.07%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Wessington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wessington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wessington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wessington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wessington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wessington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wessington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wessington Veterans by War

count

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Wessington Veterans by Age

count

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Wessington Veterans by Race

Wessington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wessington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.7%

Labor Force Participation

72.7%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Wessington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wessington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wessington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.89%

Born in Wessington

98.03%

Native Born

1.97%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.03% of Wessington residents were born in the United States, with 73.89% having been born in South Dakota. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wessington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920710.49%
202820610.49%
202720510.49%
202620410.49%
202520310.5%
202420210.5%
202320110.5%
202220010.5%
2021199
20201992212.43%
201917710.57%
2018176-2-1.12%
201717821.14%
2016176
2015176-1-0.56%
2014177
201317731.72%
201217421.16%
201117242.38%
2010168
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Wessington Population by Year