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Welcome to Wasta ...

The town of Wasta is located in Pennington County<1>.

The location of Wasta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Wasta: WAHS-tuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wasta has a population of 82 people<4> (see below for details).

Wasta is 2,310 feet [704 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Wasta is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Wasta lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wasta is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wasta had an population of 82 people. This is an increase of 2.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wasta had a population of 80 people. This makes Wasta the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 80 people, the population of Wasta increased 6.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 75 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wasta.

Communities near Wasta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wasta.

  • Wall [Pennington County]
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    • Wall [Pennington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Wasta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 875 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wall<7>
  • New Underwood [Pennington County]
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    • New Underwood [Pennington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Wasta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Underwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Underwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Underwood<7>
  • Quinn [Pennington County]
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    • Quinn [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Wasta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinn<7>
  • Owanka [Pennington County]
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    • Owanka [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Wasta
    • Estimated population in 2014: 29 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owanka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owanka<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elm Springs [Meade County]
    • Wicksville [Pennington County]
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      • Wicksville [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Wasta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wicksville
    • Creighton [Pennington County]
    • Scenic [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic
      • Scenic [Pennington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the south of Wasta
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scenic<7>
    • Caputa [Pennington County]
    • Cottonwood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the east of Wasta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wasta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wasta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wasta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wasta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wasta. See our Newspapers Page for Wasta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wasta ...

Looking for more information about Wasta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wasta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wasta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pennington County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wasta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pennington County: www.co.pennington.sd.us/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Pennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wasta. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wasta.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wasta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wasta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wasta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wasta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wasta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0692, Longitude: -102.4463       In this