Wasta Town, South Dakota
Population 39


Median Home Value
Half are $42,500 - $83,500
Median Year Housing Built
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
Poverty Rate

The city of Wasta is a rural city located in western South Dakota near the Cheyenne River. It is one of 8 cities in Pennington County.

Wasta, SD is a Place (Town):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Wasta, SD is a part of the Rapid City, SD Metro Area.



Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied


Median Owner Occupied Home Value


Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.



Median Household Income


Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.


Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.


Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings


Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Wasta, SD generally make around 6179% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.



Total Population


The climate estimates use Wasta, SD weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at WA.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 60% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 85% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 80% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

State2013 ACSSD
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0097719
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0004480
Region2013 ACS2
Division2013 ACS4
State FIPS2013 ACS46
Place FIPS2013 ACS69140
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusWasta town
Name2013 ACSWasta town, South Dakota
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS43
State ANSI2010 Census01785534
Place ANSI2010 Census01267626
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US4669140
GEOID2013 ACS4669140
Population2010 Census80
Population2013 ACS39
Housing Units2010 Census46
Housing Units2013 ACS53
Land Area2013 ACS0.2 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS203.3 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[44.064395,-102.453568], [44.074145,-102.439184],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS44.06952040801, -102.44641039793
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC5
Place Size Code2010 Census03