Huron is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 13,118 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Huron is the ninth largest community in South Dakota.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Huron is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.93% of the Huron workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Huron is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huron who work in office and administrative support (16.36%), sales jobs (8.54%), and management occupations (7.75%).
One of the benefits of Huron is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.70 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.
In terms of college education, Huron is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.54% of adults 25 and older in Huron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Huron in 2010 was $22,733, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,932 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 12.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Huron include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.
In addition, Huron has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.83%).
The most common language spoken in Huron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.