Eureka is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 850 people and just one neighborhood, Eureka is the 71st largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Eureka was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eureka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eureka is a city of professionals, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Eureka who work in maintenance occupations (14.98%), management occupations (9.17%) and teaching (7.95%).
Of important note, Eureka is also a city of artists. Eureka has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Eureka’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Eureka is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Eureka really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eureka perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Eureka is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Eureka spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Eureka does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.