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
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sturgis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.87% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sturgis spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.