Wessington, South DakotaWessington
is a city located in South Dakota
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 248.
Geography\nWessington is located at 44°27'20" North, 98°41'57" West (44.455536, -98.699256)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 1.0 km²
). None of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 248 people, 118 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density
is 252.0/km² (660.7/mi²). There are 143 housing units at an average density of 145.3/km² (381.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.98% White, 0.40% African American
, 0.40% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 118 households out of which 22.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% are non-families. 39.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 25.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size is 2.81.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $21,250, and the median income for a family is $35,750. Males have a median income of $26,250 versus $16,964 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,767. 11.3% of the population and 7.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.0% are under the age of 18 and 25.0% are 65 or older.