Harrisburg is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 5,498 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 $73,933.00.
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, Harrisburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harrisburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrisburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisburg who work in management occupations (14.03%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and healthcare (10.82%).
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.
Harrisburg 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, Harrisburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Harrisburg is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Harrisburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.85% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2010 was $23,756, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,024 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harrisburg include Norwegian, Dutch, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and African languages.