Yankton, SD

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Living in Yankton

Yankton is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 14,687 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Yankton is the seventh largest community in South Dakota.

Yankton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yankton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yankton who work in office and administrative support (10.86%), healthcare (10.25%), and sales jobs (9.67%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Yankton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.06 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Yankton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.63% of adults in Yankton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Yankton in 2018 was $30,204, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,816 for a family of four. However, Yankton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yankton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yankton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yankton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Yankton include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Czech.

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

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