Huron, SD

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Living in Huron

Huron is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 13,380 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Huron is the ninth largest community in South Dakota.

When you are in Huron, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.40% of Huron’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Huron is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Huron who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (6.86%), and management occupations (5.15%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Huron spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.67 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Huron is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.15% of adults 25 and older in Huron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Huron in 2018 was $24,253, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,012 for a family of four. However, Huron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Huron is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huron home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huron residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Huron also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Huron include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Huron's cultural character, accounting for 18.53% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Huron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Spanish.

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