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.

Unlike some cities, Spearfish isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spearfish are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).

Spearfish is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Spearfish enrolled in college, Spearfish has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Spearfish is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.44 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.

The citizens of Spearfish are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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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