Sturgis is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 6,741 people and just one neighborhood, Sturgis is the 14th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Sturgis is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sturgis is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sturgis who work in office and administrative support (12.24%), food service (10.10%) and sales jobs (10.04%).
A relatively large number of people in Sturgis telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.87% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
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 18.12 minutes getting to work every day.