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Wessington Springs is a city in Jerauld County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Wessington Springs. For links to other places called Wessington Springs, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wessington Springs is 44.079N. The longitude is -98.569W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,670 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 953.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wessington Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jerauld County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57382 ZIP code.
45% of Wessington Springs residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wessington Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wessington Springs was $23,108, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Wessington Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wessington Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $206. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $558.
Jerauld County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wessington Springs political report.
The average commute time for Wessington Springs workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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