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Tulare - Mellette, SD

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Overview


Tulare - Mellette is a very small town located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,755 people and just one neighborhood, Tulare - Mellette is the 72nd largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Tulare - Mellette was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Tulare - Mellette isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tulare - Mellette are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tulare - Mellette is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tulare - Mellette who work in management occupations (28.78%), office and administrative support (11.67%), and farm management occupations (9.22%).

A relatively large number of people in Tulare - Mellette telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 21.05% 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

Because of many things, Tulare - Mellette is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tulare - Mellette really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tulare - Mellette perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small town, Tulare - Mellette does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Tulare - Mellette who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.72% of adults in Tulare - Mellette have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tulare - Mellette in 2022 was $38,915, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,660 for a family of four. However, Tulare - Mellette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Tulare - Mellette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Tulare - Mellette, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 9.2% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 13.6% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of South Dakota. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 48.5% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 10.1% have Norwegian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Tulare - Mellette are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 27.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 47.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 15.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.2%), and 13.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Tulare - Mellette, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (48.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (10.1%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (65.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.2%) and 6.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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