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Wessington Springs, South Dakota

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Wessington Springs is a city located in Jerauld County, South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,011. It is the county seat of Jerauld CountyTemplate:GR.

Geography

Location of Wessington Springs, South Dakota

Wessington Springs is located at 44°4'55" North, 98°34'13" West (44.081842, -98.570244)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Wessington Springs has been assigned the ZIP code 57382 and the FIPS place code 70220.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 1,011 people, 505 households, and 285 families residing in the city. The population density is 221.8/km² (572.9/mi²). There are 580 housing units at an average density of 127.2/km² (328.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 99.01% White, 0.00% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 505 households out of which 16.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 5.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% are non-families. 39.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 26.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.92 and the average family size is 2.50.

In the city the population is spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 40.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 55 years. For every 100 females there are 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,736, and the median income for a family is $40,962. Males have a median income of $28,929 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,108. 7.2% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.0% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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