Huron is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 13,117 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. 35.96% of Huron’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Huron is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Huron who work in office and administrative support (15.55%), sales jobs (10.49%), and management occupations (7.56%).
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 13.43 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Even though Huron is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Huron citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.00% of adults 25 and older in Huron have a college degree.
The per capita income in Huron in 2010 was $22,883, 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 $91,532 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 11.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Huron include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Huron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.