ECONOMY The unemployment rate in Wessington Springs is 2.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wessington Springs jobs have Increased by 1.23 percent. COST OF LIVING Compared to the rest of the country, Wessington Springs's cost of living is 21.10% Lower than the U.S. average. POPULATION As of 2014, Wessington Springs's population is 1,051 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.96 percent. TRANSPORTATION Average Commute time is 12 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes. REAL ESTATE The median home cost in Wessington Springs is $56,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.40 percent. SCHOOLS Wessington Springs public schools spend $12,725 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 9.2 students per teacher in Wessington Springs.