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Wessington is a city in Beadle County, in the Huron metro area. (The community straddles Beadle and Hand counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Wessington. For links to other places called Wessington, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wessington is 44.454N. The longitude is -98.696W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,417 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 248.
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33% of Wessington residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wessington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wessington was $13,767, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Wessington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wessington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $132. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $488.
Beadle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wessington political report.
The average commute time for Wessington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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