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 $67,303.00.
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 sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisburg who work in management occupations (18.36%), office and administrative support (13.39%), and sales jobs (12.71%).
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.
Because of many things, Harrisburg 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, Harrisburg really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harrisburg 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.
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%): 36.28% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2010 was $22,007, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,028 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 Chinese.