Wessington Springs, South Dakota Population 2020

948

Wessington Springs is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 948, it is the 67th largest city in South Dakota and the 10547th largest city in the United States. Wessington Springs is currently growing at a rate of 1.07% annually but its population has decreased by -0.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 956 in 2010. Wessington Springs reached it's highest population of 965 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Wessington Springs has a population density of 526 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wessington Springs is $48,999 with a poverty rate of 8.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $469 per month, and the median house value is $64,900. The median age in Wessington Springs is 60.2 years, 58 years for males, and 62.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.7 males.

Wessington Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 95.73%
  • Two or more races: 2.37%
  • Native American: 1.90%
  • 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 948, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 928.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 956.

Wessington Springs, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White80895.73%
Two or More Races202.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native161.90%

Wessington Springs Population Pyramid 2020

Wessington Springs Median Age

60.2


Total

58


Male

62.4


Female

Wessington Springs Adults

There are 718 adults, (347 of whom are seniors) in Wessington Springs.

Wessington Springs Age Dependency

127.5

Age Dependency Ratio

93.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Wessington Springs Sex Ratio

Female

475

56.28%

Male

369

43.72%

Wessington Springs Households and Families

Wessington Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wessington Springs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married96%4%
All67%33%
Female59.3%40.7%
Non Family35.1%64.9%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4271.8867
Married2022.6696
Non Family1881.0635.1
Female271.8559.3
Male101.3100

2.51

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

0.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wessington Springs Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade365.22%
9th to 12th Grade415.94%
High School Graduate31345.36%
Some College12718.41%
Associates Degree527.54%
Bachelors Degree9113.19%
Graduate Degree304.35%

Wessington Springs Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White663588108
Native American16167
Multiple Races666
Hispanic53

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 multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,466$34,911$25,481
Less Than High School$14,688$16,000$14,063
High School Grad$25,119$33,036$17,333
Some College$26,146$36,250$
Bachelors Degree$40,833$$36,875
Graduate Degree$42,273$$41,818

$27,466

Average Earnings

$34,911

Average Male

$25,481

Average Female

Wessington Springs Language

Wessington Springs Language by Age

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 Poverty

Wessington Springs Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White763678.78%
Hispanic5360.00%

8.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.83%

Male Poverty Rate

11.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wessington Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wessington Springs is Hispanic, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wessington Springs is White, with 8.78% 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 8.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.54%
Some College18.67%
High School8.31%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed6.31%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Wessington Springs Income

Wessington Springs Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,433$48,999
Families$45,078$58,110
Married Families$44,667-
Non Families$34,167$37,416

Wessington Springs Marital Status

Wessington Springs Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wessington Springs Married by Age and Sex

Wessington Springs 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 55-64.

Wessington Springs Marital Status by Race

Wessington Springs Veterans

66

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
First Gulf War10
Korea9
World War II7
Second Gulf War4

$Wessington Springs Veterans by Education

30.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wessington Springs Employment Status

51.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wessington Springs 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

77.01%

Born in South Dakota

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Wessington Springs residents were born in the United States, with 77.01% 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 Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020948101.07%
2019938101.08%
201892840.43%
2017924101.09%
2016914-8-0.87%
2015922-11-1.18%
2014933-17-1.79%
201395060.64%
2012944-14-1.46%
2011958-7-0.73%
20109650.00%