Waubay, SD Population

Population: 662. Estimated population in July 2020: 607 (-8.3% change)
Males: 311 (47.0%), Females: 351 (53.0%)

Day County

Zip code: 57273

Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $25,395
Median house value: $26,200

Races in Waubay:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.1%)
  • American Indian (28.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)

Ancestries: German (38.2%), Norwegian (22.5%), Polish (12.4%), Irish (10.4%), French (3.9%), Swedish (2.6%).

Elevation: 1814 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Waubay

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waubay city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

3.9% Foreign born (2.4% North America, 1.1% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+3.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Waubay:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waubay:

  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 32 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
  • ABERDEEN REGIONAL (about 78 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Abbreviation: ABR)
  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 79 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waubay:

  • THE SIGURD ANDERSON (about 14 miles; WEBSTER, SD; Abbreviation: 1D7)
  • SISSETON MUNI (about 32 miles; SISSETON, SD; Abbreviation: 8D3)
  • CLARK COUNTY (about 42 miles; CLARK, SD; Abbreviation: 8D7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waubay:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 81 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 113 miles; FARGO, ND; Full-time enrollment: 8,836)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 121 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 121 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,771)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 123 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)

Schools

Public high school in Waubay:

  • WAUBAY HI SCH (Students: 101; Location: 202 WEST SCHOOL RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waubay:

  • ENEMY SWIM DAY SCHOOL (Students: 112; Location: RR 1 BOX 87; Grades: KG – 08)
  • WAUBAY ELEM (Students: 90; Location: 202 WEST SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WAUBAY JR HI (Students: 44; Location: 202 WEST SCHOOL RD; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Waubay:

  • WAUBAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,302; Location: 450 MAIN ST; 7,911 books; 55 audio materials; 330 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)

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