Onida is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 675 people and just one neighborhood, Onida is the 88th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Onida is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.02% of the Onida workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Onida is a city of sales and office workers, managers and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Onida who work in management occupations (16.11%), office and administrative support (14.09%) and farm management occupations (13.65%).
In addition, many people in Onida have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Onida is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Onida really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Onida perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Onida spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.41 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.