Highmore is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 779 people and just one neighborhood, Highmore is the 74th largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Highmore 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, Highmore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highmore is a city of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highmore who work in management occupations (14.36%), office and administrative support (12.03%) and teaching (8.08%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Highmore 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, Highmore’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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, Highmore is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Highmore is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.22 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.