Wessington Springs, South Dakota Population 2024

772

Wessington Springs is a city located in Jerauld County South Dakota. Wessington Springs has a 2024 population of 772. It is also the county seat of Jerauld County.Wessington Springs is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 0.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 765 in 2020.

The average household income in Wessington Springs is $51,737 with a poverty rate of 12.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wessington Springs is 61 years, 57.8 years for males, and 62.6 years for females.

Wessington Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 95.3%
  • Two or more races: 3.79%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
428.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.92% (7)
The current population of Wessington Springs, South Dakota is 772 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 765.

Wessington Springs, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White62895.3%
Two or more races253.79%
Native American60.91%
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 Springs Population by Race

Wessington Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Wessington Springs Median Age

61

Total

57.8

Male

62.6

Female

Wessington Springs Adults

There are 559 adults, (287 of whom are seniors) in Wessington Springs.

Wessington Springs Age Dependency

142.3

Age Dependency Ratio

105.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wessington Springs Sex Ratio

Female35153.26%
Male30846.74%

Wessington Springs Population by Age

Wessington Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3481.7679.320.7
Non Family2011.0966.233.8
Married1342.571000
Female103.66040
Male341000
showing: 5 rows

2.64

Average Family Size

1.76

Average Household Size

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wessington Springs 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 Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wessington Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Wessington Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,583

Average Earnings

$32,969

Average Male

$21,944

Average Female

Wessington Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wessington Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wessington Springs Language

99.69% of Wessington Springs residents speak only English, while 0.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.31% of the population.

Wessington Springs Language

Wessington Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5797813.47%
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12.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.48%

Male Poverty Rate

19.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wessington Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wessington Springs is White, with 13.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wessington Springs is White, with 13.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.86%.

Wessington Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.11%
High School15.77%
Some College13.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%
showing: 4 rows

Wessington Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.24%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed14.04%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Wessington Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wessington Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wessington Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wessington Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wessington Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wessington Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wessington Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wessington Springs Veterans by War

count

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Wessington Springs Veterans by Age

count

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Wessington Springs Veterans by Race

Wessington Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wessington Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Wessington Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wessington Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wessington Springs 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

79.82%

Born in Wessington Springs

99.54%

Native Born

0.46%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.54% of Wessington Springs residents were born in the United States, with 79.82% having been born in South Dakota. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wessington Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202979750.63%
202879250.64%
202778750.64%
202678250.64%
202577750.65%
202477250.65%
202376750.66%
202276250.66%
2021757-8-1.05%
2020765-149-16.3%
2019914-2-0.22%
2018916-2-0.22%
201791850.55%
2016913-10-1.08%
2015923-11-1.18%
2014934-16-1.68%
201395060.64%
2012944-14-1.46%
2011958-7-0.73%
2010965
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Wessington Springs Population by Year