Wessington, South Dakota Population 2020

188

Wessington is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 188, it is the 187th largest city in South Dakota and the 16883rd largest city in the United States. Wessington is currently growing at a rate of 2.17% annually and its population has increased by 10.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 170 in 2010. Spanning over 0 miles, Wessington has a population density of 498 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wessington is $49,229 with a poverty rate of 23.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $509 per month, and the median house value is $62,500. The median age in Wessington is 31 years, 31.3 years for males, and 30.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males.

Wessington Demographics

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

  • White: 99.68%
  • Two or more races: 0.32%
  • 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 188, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 180.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 170.

Wessington, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30999.68%
Two or More Races10.32%

Wessington Population Pyramid 2020

Wessington Median Age

31


Total

31.3


Male

30.8


Female

Wessington Adults

There are 197 adults, (61 of whom are seniors) in Wessington.

Wessington Age Dependency

127.9

Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

83.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wessington Sex Ratio

Female

164

52.90%

Male

146

47.10%

Wessington Households and Families

Wessington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wessington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All63%37%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Female44.4%55.6%
Male23.1%76.9%

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1382.2563
Non Family621.156.5
Married453.3691.1
Female183.1144.4
Male132.6923.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

1.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wessington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade168.84%
9th to 12th Grade73.87%
High School Graduate9150.28%
Some College2413.26%
Associates Degree2011.05%
Bachelors Degree126.63%
Graduate Degree116.08%

Wessington Educational Attainment by Race

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,750$39,167$27,000
Less Than High School$34,500$34,500$
High School Grad$26,364$38,750$25,875
Some College$$63,750$23,438
Bachelors Degree$36,071$36,875$35,750
Graduate Degree$59,375$$59,375

$34,750

Average Earnings

$39,167

Average Male

$27,000

Average Female

Wessington Language

Wessington Language by Age

Wessington Language

94.78% of Wessington residents speak only English, while 5.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.22% of the population.

Wessington Poverty

Wessington Poverty by Race

23.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.97%

Male Poverty Rate

22.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wessington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wessington is White, with 26.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wessington is White, with 26.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.50%.

Name Poverty
High School21.98%
Some College18.18%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed15.87%
Male Employed15.63%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wessington Income

Wessington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,000$49,229
Families$52,500$57,179
Married Families$67,708-
Non Families$27,000$39,484

Wessington Marital Status

Wessington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wessington Married by Age and Sex

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

Wessington Veterans

16

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6
World War II3
Korea2
Second Gulf War2
First Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+7
65 to 744
35 to 543
55 to 642
18 to 34

$Wessington Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wessington Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wessington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.71%

Born in South Dakota

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.71% of Wessington residents were born in the United States, with 68.71% having been born in South Dakota. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018842.17%
201918442.22%
20181800.00%
201718042.27%
201617610.57%
20151750.00%
2014175-1-0.57%
201317631.73%
201217310.58%
201117242.38%
20101680.00%