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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Harrisburg, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Harrisburg, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Harrisburg’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Harrisburg does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Harrisburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Harrisburg are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.