Wakonda is a town in Clay County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 321 at the 2010 census.
Wakonda is located at 43°0′23″N 97°6′21″W / 43.00639°N 97.10583°W / 43.00639; -97.10583 (43.006503, -97.105747).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km), all of it land. Corn and soybeans are grown on the farms surrounding the town. The climate is humid continental, with hot summers and cold winters. Annual precipitation is about 25 inches.
Wakonda has been assigned the ZIP code 57073 and the FIPS place code 68100.
As of the census of 2010, there were 321 people, 128 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 823.1 inhabitants per square mile (317.8/km). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 417.9 per square mile (161.4/km). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.3% African American, and 1.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 128 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.03.
The median age in the town was 48.9 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 26.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 374 people, 133 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 978.2 people per square mile (380.0/km²). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 408.0 per square mile (158.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.47% White, 0.27% Native American, and 0.27% from two or more races.
There were 133 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,685. About 2.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Wakonda South Dakota neighborhoods include: Alcester, Baltic, Black Hawk, Box Elder, Brandon, Buffalo Ridge, Camp Crook, Canton, Caputa, Central City, Chancellor, Colton, Creighton, Crooks, Custer, Deadwood, Dell Rapids, Elkton, Ellsworth Afb, Garretson, Hartford, Hermosa, Hill City, Howes, Humboldt, Keystone, Lead, Ludlow, Montrose, Nemo, New Underwood, North Sioux City, Owanka, Parker, Quinn, Rapid City, Renner, Rowena, Saint Onge, Scenic, Sherman, Silver City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, Valley Springs, Wall, Wanblee, Wasta, Whitewood