Spearfish, SD
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Spearfish is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,283 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spearfish is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.56%), sales jobs (12.63%), and food service (9.47%).

In addition, Spearfish is a college town. There are a lot of students in Spearfish attending college, and as a result Spearfish provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.56 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Spearfish citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in Spearfish have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Spearfish in 2010 was $24,316, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,264 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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

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