Spearfish, SD
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Spearfish is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,609 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Spearfish is the 11th largest community in South Dakota.

Spearfish real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Spearfish house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Spearfish is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spearfish is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spearfish who work in office and administrative support (15.97%), food service (10.87%), and management occupations (10.14%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Spearfish, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Spearfish provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Spearfish spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.44 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Spearfish is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.50% of adults in Spearfish have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Spearfish in 2010 was $26,446, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,784 for a family of four. However, Spearfish contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Spearfish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spearfish residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Spearfish include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Spearfish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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