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Wessington Springs
  • Town in South Dakota

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade C
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade D minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

editorial

Wessington Springs is a town in South Dakota with a population of 865. Wessington Springs is in Jerauld County. Living in Wessington Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wessington Springs there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Wessington Springs and residents tend to be conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$62,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$478
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    42%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Wessington Springs

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,170
National
$62,843

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