Wasta, South Dakota

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Wasta, South Dakota
Town
The Wasta Hotel, located at Ash and B streets in Wasta. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Wasta Hotel, located at Ash and B streets in Wasta. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location in Pennington County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Pennington County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°4′7″N 102°26′42″W / 44.06861°N 102.44500°W / 44.06861; -102.44500Coordinates: 44°4′7″N 102°26′42″W / 44.06861°N 102.44500°W / 44.06861; -102.44500
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Pennington
Incorporated 1930[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,320 ft (707 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 80
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 81
 • Density 421.1/sq mi (162.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 57767, 57791
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-69140[5]
GNIS feature ID 1258837[6]

Wasta is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States along the Cheyenne River. The population was 80 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Wasta is located at 44°4′7″N 102°26′42″W / 44.06861°N 102.44500°W / 44.06861; -102.44500 (44.068638, -102.445108).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.[2]

Wasta has been assigned the ZIP code 57791 and the FIPS place code 69140.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wasta, SD
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 73
(23)
77
(25)
86
(30)
97
(36)
102
(39)
111
(44)
111
(44)
109
(43)
107
(42)
98
(37)
86
(30)
72
(22)
111
(44)
Average high °F (°C) 36
(2)
40
(4)
50
(10)
61
(16)
71
(22)
81
(27)
89
(32)
88
(31)
78
(26)
63
(17)
48
(9)
36
(2)
61.8
(16.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 23
(−5)
27
(−3)
37
(3)
47
(8)
58
(14)
68
(20)
75
(24)
74
(23)
63
(17)
49
(9)
35
(2)
23
(−5)
48.3
(8.9)
Average low °F (°C) 10
(−12)
14
(−10)
23
(−5)
33
(1)
45
(7)
54
(12)
61
(16)
59
(15)
47
(8)
34
(1)
21
(−6)
10
(−12)
34.3
(1.3)
Record low °F (°C) −33
(−36)
−38
(−39)
−29
(−34)
5
(−15)
15
(−9)
32
(0)
38
(3)
35
(2)
19
(−7)
−4
(−20)
−25
(−32)
−33
(−36)
−38
(−39)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.23
(5.8)
0.50
(12.7)
1.02
(25.9)
1.77
(45)
3.41
(86.6)
2.66
(67.6)
1.91
(48.5)
1.61
(40.9)
1.34
(34)
1.58
(40.1)
0.67
(17)
0.39
(9.9)
17.09
(434)
Source: The Weather Channel[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 80 people, 36 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 421.1 inhabitants per square mile (162.6 /km2). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 242.1 per square mile (93.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 36 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 75 people, 35 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 390.7 people per square mile (152.4/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 239.6 per square mile (93.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White and 1.33% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 35 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,375, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,888. There were 17.6% of families and 15.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 38.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Monthly Averages for Wasta, SD". The Weather Channel. Retrieved June 4, 2014.