Wasta, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 82 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.3%
 
Males: 39  (48.1%)
Females: 43  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57791

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,008 (it was $26,375 in 2000)
Wasta:

$49,008
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,033 (it was $13,888 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,883 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Wasta:

$68,883
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $90,855; detached houses: $90,814
March 2019 cost of living index in Wasta: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: German (66.1%), American (8.1%), Irish (8.1%), Icelander (6.5%), Norwegian (6.5%), Swiss (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 10/11/1930

Elevation: 2313 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 427 people per square mile   (low).

Wasta, South Dakota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Wasta town:

0.9% ($267)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (38.9 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (318.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (762.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wall, SD (3.4 miles ),
Quinn, SD (4.1 miles),
New Underwood, SD (4.4 miles ),
Cottonwood, SD (5.3 miles),
Ellsworth AFB, SD (5.6 miles ),
Box Elder, SD (5.6 miles ),
Interior, SD (5.8 miles),
Green Valley, SD (5.8 miles )

Latitude: 44.07 N, Longitude: 102.45 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Wasta, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wasta, SD in 2019

Wasta satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Average climate in Wasta, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wasta-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1994, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Wasta town center .

On 5/11/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.5 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wasta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 328% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 407.6 miles away from Wasta center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 563.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 411.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pennington County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wasta:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 38 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 77 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 91 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Mary (about 202 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 207 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Casper College (about 213 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Northern State University (about 217 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public elementary/middle school in Wasta:

  • ELM SPRINGS ELEMENTARY - 13 (Location: 21309 ELM SPRINGS RD, Grades: KG-8)

Points of interest:

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Pennington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wasta and their reported violations in the past:

WASTA (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.6%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

16.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Wasta:

Marital status in Wasta, SD
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

For population 25 years and over in Wasta:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 67.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wasta, SD (based on Pennington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,33867
Mainline Protestant14,19628
Catholic7,07210
Other3,76012
Black Protestant1861
Orthodox601
None59,336-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Pennington County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
This county:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
This county:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wasta:

58.8%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wasta:

44.1%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Wasta:

30.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

8.0%
South Dakota:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wasta:

7.6%
South Dakota:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.3
South Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

57.1%
South Dakota:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

51.2%
South Dakota:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.5%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wasta, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$425
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$80
Water Supply 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,105

Wasta government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($231.71)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($195.12)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($158.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($109.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($73.17)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($36.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($12.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($146.34)

Wasta government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($97.56)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($60.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($97.56)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($36.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($365.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($182.93)
    Highways: $2,000 ($24.39)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($12.20)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,000 ($121.95)
    Property: $6,000 ($73.17)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($12.20)
    Other License: $1,000 ($12.20)

Wasta government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,000 ($280.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($231.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($48.78)

Wasta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $196,000 ($2390.24)

9.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($804 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.16%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Meade County, SD  1.20% ($36,338 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.32% ($41,510)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.24% ($40,964)


8.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.10%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Meade County, SD  1.22% ($45,251 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.28% ($50,992)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.23% ($37,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wasta:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wasta:

  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Wasta:

  • K13PN (Channel 13; WASTA, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMM.)

Wasta fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2007 10:10 PM, I-90, None, Lat: 44.065136, Lon: -102.447581, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 31, 2004 09:40 PM, I-90, Lat: 44.065067, Lon: -102.447554, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 20, 2003 05:40 PM, I-90, Lat: 44.065067, Lon: -102.447554, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 413ft / 126mTotal length
  • $1,461,000Total costs
  • 39,789Total average daily traffic
  • 8,738Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Wasta, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 71960-1969
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wasta, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wasta)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER SIX CHUTER SR5 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75720, N75720, N-75720, Serial Number: 98-1905-SR5XP, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 01/02/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Malcom J Price, 22821 Elm Springs Rd, Wasta, SD 57791
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/26/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wasta, SD
  • 57.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.3%Wood
  • 17.0%Electricity
  • 4.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wasta, SD
  • 100.0%Electricity


Wasta compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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