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Wasta is a town in Pennington County, in the Rapid City metro area.
The community name derives from Siouan for good
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Wasta. For links to other places called Wasta, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wasta is 44.068N. The longitude is -102.445W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,320 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 76.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wasta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pennington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rapid City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57791 ZIP code.
35% of Wasta residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wasta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wasta was $13,888, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Wasta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wasta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $388.
Pennington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wasta political report.
The average commute time for Wasta workers is 67 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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