White River is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 575 people and just one neighborhood, White River is the 100th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, White River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, White River is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in White River who work in teaching (23.88%), healthcare (8.46%) and computer science and math (7.46%).
Also of interest is that White River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.96% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
One of the benefits of White River is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.48 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.
White River is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.