Huron is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 13,313 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Huron is the ninth largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Huron is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Huron is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huron who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (10.91%), and food service (7.16%).
One of the benefits of Huron is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.39 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%: 20.82% of adults 25 and older in Huron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Huron in 2010 was $22,223, 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 $88,892 for a family of four. However, Huron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Huron is a somewhat 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 11.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Huron include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Huron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.