Harrisburg is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 6,710 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 17th largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Harrisburg was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Harrisburg economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Harrisburg, where the median household income is $81,359.00.
Harrisburg real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Harrisburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harrisburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrisburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisburg who work in office and administrative support (16.85%), healthcare (12.59%), and management occupations (9.26%).
Also of interest is that Harrisburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Harrisburg is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Harrisburg is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harrisburg 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, Harrisburg has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harrisburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Harrisburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Harrisburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.68% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2018 was $28,313, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,252 for a family of four. However, Harrisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Harrisburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrisburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Harrisburg include German, Norwegian, Dutch, Irish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.