Elk Point is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,940 people and just one neighborhood, Elk Point is the 39th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elk Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elk Point is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk Point who work in management occupations (14.69%), office and administrative support (11.56%) and sales jobs (11.25%).
A relatively large number of people in Elk Point telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Elk Point is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Elk Point’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small city, Elk Point does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.