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Welcome to Wessington ...

The city of Wessington is primarily located in Beadle County. A portion of Wessington extends into Hand County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wessington has a population of 176 people<1> (see below for details).

Wessington is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wessington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wessington is within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wessington had a population of 170 people. This makes Wessington the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wessington represents 0.02% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 262nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 170 people, the population of Wessington decreased 31.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 248 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wessington had an population of 176 people. This is an increase of 3.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 29.03% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wessington ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wessington and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpena   [Map]   283   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bonilla   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Broadland   [Map]   34   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dale   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hitchcock   [Map]   95   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Miller   [Map]   1,376   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wessington.

Communities Also Named Wessington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wessington - it's located in Alabama.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wessington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wessington. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wessington. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wessington.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wessington:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wessington ...

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

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

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Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Beadle County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beadle County: www.beadlecounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wessington.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wessington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Wessington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wessington) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wessington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4541, Longitude: -98.6970     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wessington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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