Wasta, South Dakota

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Wasta is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 75 at the 2000 census.


Wasta is located at 44°4′7″N 102°26′42″W / 44.06861°N 102.445°W / 44.06861; -102.445 (44.068638, -102.445108)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

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


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.


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