Beresford is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,976 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Beresford is the 37th largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Beresford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Beresford is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beresford who work in sales jobs (13.34%), healthcare (8.76%), and office and administrative support (8.13%).
Also of interest is that Beresford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Beresford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Beresford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Beresford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Beresford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Beresford citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.34% of adults in Beresford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Beresford in 2010 was $28,225, 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 $112,900 for a family of four. However, Beresford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Beresford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beresford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Beresford include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Beresford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.