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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Huron is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.96% 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 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.
In terms of college education, Huron is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.00% of adults 25 and older in Huron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Huron in 2010 was $22,883, 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.