Plankinton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 718 people and just one neighborhood, Plankinton is the 84th largest community in South Dakota. Plankinton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Plankinton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.53% of Plankinton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Plankinton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plankinton who work in management occupations (12.05%), sales jobs (9.04%) and farm management occupations (8.22%).
Another important characteristic of Plankinton is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Plankinton 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, Plankinton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Plankinton 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.
One of the benefits of Plankinton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.58 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.