Wolsey, South Dakota Population 2024

460

Wolsey is a city located in Beadle County South Dakota. Wolsey has a 2024 population of 460. Wolsey is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 460 in 2020.

The average household income in Wolsey is $72,309 with a poverty rate of 5.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wolsey is 34.8 years, 37 years for males, and 28.1 years for females.

Wolsey Demographics

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

  • White: 98.93%
  • Two or more races: 0.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.13%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
203.10/sq mi
The current population of Wolsey, South Dakota is 460 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 460.

Wolsey, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White73798.93%
Two or more races70.94%
Black or African American10.13%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wolsey Population by Race

Wolsey Population Pyramid 2024

Wolsey Median Age

34.8

Total

37

Male

28.1

Female

Wolsey Adults

There are 512 adults, (127 of whom are seniors) in Wolsey.

Wolsey Age Dependency

93.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wolsey Sex Ratio

Female37750.6%
Male36849.4%

Wolsey Population by Age

Wolsey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2652.8177.422.6
Married1234.0291.98.1
Non Family1101.1759.140.9
Female173.6594.15.9
Male15473.326.7
showing: 5 rows

3.92

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wolsey 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

Wolsey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wolsey 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 25.8%.

Wolsey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,889

Average Earnings

$45,263

Average Male

$29,375

Average Female

Wolsey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wolsey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wolsey Language

90.67% of Wolsey residents speak only English, while 9.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.9% of the population.

Wolsey Language

Wolsey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1112018.02%
White627193.03%
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5.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.79%

Male Poverty Rate

3.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wolsey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wolsey is Hispanic, with 18.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wolsey is White, with 3.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.45%.

Wolsey Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School6.25%
Less Than 9th Grade4.76%
Some College2.86%
Bachelors or Greater
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Wolsey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed2.5%
Male Employed
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Wolsey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wolsey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wolsey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wolsey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wolsey 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.

Wolsey Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wolsey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

26

Number of Veterans

25

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Wolsey Veterans by War

count

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Wolsey Veterans by Age

count

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Wolsey Veterans by Race

Wolsey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

3.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wolsey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wolsey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wolsey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wolsey 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

78.12%

Born in Wolsey

99.87%

Native Born

0.13%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.87% of Wolsey residents were born in the United States, with 78.12% having been born in South Dakota. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wolsey Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029460
2028460
2027460
2026460
2025460
2024460
2023460
2022460
2021460
20204606416.16%
201939641.02%
2018392-8-2%
201740051.27%
2016395-1-0.25%
201539630.76%
2014393-2-0.51%
201339561.54%
201238951.3%
201138471.86%
2010377
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Wolsey Population by Year