Spearfish, SD
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Spearfish is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,756 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Spearfish is the 11th largest community in South Dakota.

Spearfish real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Spearfish house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Spearfish isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spearfish are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spearfish is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spearfish who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), food service (12.82%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Spearfish, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Spearfish provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.49 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Spearfish ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Spearfish, 41.43% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Spearfish in 2018 was $32,936, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,744 for a family of four. However, Spearfish contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Spearfish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spearfish residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Spearfish include German, Norwegian, English, Irish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Spearfish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.


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