Wessington Springs, South Dakota Population 2022

735
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Wessington Springs is a city located in Jerauld County South Dakota. Wessington Springs has a 2020 population of 735. Wessington Springs is currently declining at a rate of -2.39% annually and its population has decreased by -4.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 771 in 2010.

The average household income in Wessington Springs is $50,968 with a poverty rate of 8.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $473 per month, and the median house value is $70,000. The median age in Wessington Springs is 58.5 years, 57.4 years for males, and 63.6 years for females.

Wessington Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 97.16%
  • Native American: 1.60%
  • Two or more races: 1.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wessington Springs, South Dakota is 735 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 771.

Wessington Springs, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78897.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native131.60%
Two or More Races101.23%
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Wessington Springs Population by Race

Wessington Springs Population Pyramid 2022

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Wessington Springs Median Age

61.5


Total

58.5


Male

62.5


Female

Wessington Springs Adults

There are 692 adults, (353 of whom are seniors) in Wessington Springs.

Wessington Springs Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

104.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wessington Springs Sex Ratio

Female

414

51.05%

Male

397

48.95%

Wessington Springs Population by Age

Wessington Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wessington Springs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married97.8%2.2%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Female33.3%66.7%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wessington Springs Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4211.8269.8
Married1852.797.8
Male41.5100
Female62.3333.3
Non Family2261.147.3

2.66

Average Family Size

1.82

Average Household Size

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Wessington Springs Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade365.30%
9th to 12th Grade223.24%
High School Graduate33749.63%
Some College11216.49%
Associates Degree629.13%
Bachelors Degree9714.29%
Graduate Degree131.91%
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Wessington Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wessington Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American131311
White66160399
2+ Races11
Hispanic44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 84.62%.

Wessington Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,903$26,650$22,813
Less Than 9th Grade$13,750$$
High School Graduate$20,469$27,308$18,750
Some College$$$
Bachelors Degree$48,681$66,500$42,250
Graduate Degree$52,500$$49,167

$25,903

Average Earnings

$26,650

Average Male

$22,813

Average Female

Wessington Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wessington Springs Language by Age

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Wessington Springs Language

100.00% of Wessington Springs residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Wessington Springs Language

Wessington Springs Poverty by Race

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8.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.66%

Male Poverty Rate

14.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wessington Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wessington Springs is White, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.33%.

Wessington Springs Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.67%
High School12.77%
Some College11.66%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Wessington Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed9.09%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wessington Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wessington Springs Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,150$49,625
Families$54,792$69,017
Married Families$61,875-
Non Families$26,500$32,893
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Income by Household Type

Wessington Springs Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wessington Springs Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wessington Springs Marital Status

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55

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3
First Gulf War8
Vietnam33
Korea9
World War II

Wessington Springs Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343
35 to 54
55 to 648
65 to 7430
75+14

Wessington Springs Veterans by Age

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Wessington Springs Veterans by Race

Wessington Springs Veterans by Education

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6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wessington Springs Veterans by Education

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wessington Springs Employment by Age

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Wessington Springs Employment by Race

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Wessington Springs 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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78.42%

Born in Wessington Springs

99.75%

Native Born

0.25%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.75% of Wessington Springs residents were born in the United States, with 78.42% 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 Asia.

Wessington Springs Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20109560.00%
2011938-18-1.88%
2012920-18-1.92%
2013902-18-1.96%
2014884-18-2.00%
2015866-18-2.04%
2016848-18-2.08%
2017830-18-2.12%
2018812-18-2.17%
2019794-18-2.22%
2020771-23-2.90%
2021753-18-2.33%
2022735-18-2.39%

Wessington Springs Population by Year