Eagle Butte is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,349 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eagle Butte is the 48th largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eagle Butte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eagle Butte is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Eagle Butte who work in office and administrative support (13.13%), sales jobs (11.62%), and management occupations (10.35%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Eagle Butte spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 9.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The rate of college-level education in Eagle Butte is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.09% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Eagle Butte in 2010 was $12,543, which is low income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,172 for a family of four. Eagle Butte also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 51.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Eagle Butte is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eagle Butte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eagle Butte residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Eagle Butte include Norwegian, Irish, French , and English.
The most common language spoken in Eagle Butte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.