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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eagle Butte who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), sales jobs (12.69%), and teaching (11.66%).
One of the benefits of Eagle Butte is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 8.74 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Eagle Butte have a very low rate of college education: just 9.53% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Eagle Butte in 2010 was $9,361, which is low income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $37,444 for a family of four. Eagle Butte also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.60% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Irish, French , Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Eagle Butte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.