Wessington, SD Population

Population: 248. Estimated population in July 2020: 228 (-8.1% change)
Males: 117 (47.2%), Females: 131 (52.8%)

Beadle County

Zip code: 57381

Median resident age: 44.0 years
Median household income: $21,250
Median house value: $20,900

Races in Wessington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (36.7%), English (19.4%), United States (17.3%), Irish (6.9%), Norwegian (5.6%), Dutch (3.6%).

Elevation: 1415 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wessington

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wessington city

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-6.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wessington:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wessington:

  • HURON REGIONAL (about 34 miles; HURON, SD; Abbreviation: HON)
  • ABERDEEN REGIONAL (about 70 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Abbreviation: ABR)
  • PIERRE REGIONAL (about 110 miles; PIERRE, SD; Abbreviation: PIR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wessington:

  • MILLER MUNI (about 18 miles; MILLER, SD; Abbreviation: MKA)
  • REDFIELD MUNI (about 30 miles; REDFIELD, SD; Abbreviation: 1D8)
  • FAULKTON MUNI (about 48 miles; FAULKTON, SD; Abbreviation: 3FU)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wessington:

  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 133 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 166 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 191 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 192 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 192 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 203 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)

Schools

Public high school in Wessington:

  • WESSINGTON HI SCH (Students: 25; Location: 100 BROOKS ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wessington:

  • WESSINGTON ELEM (Students: 32; Location: 100 BROOKS ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WESSINGTON JR HI (Students: 10; Location: 100 BROOKS ST; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Wessington:

  • WESSINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,659; Location: 240 WESSINGTON ST; 4,950 books; 50 audio materials; 40 video materials; 14 serial subscriptions)

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