Yankton, SD
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Yankton is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 14,566 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Yankton is the seventh largest community in South Dakota.

Unlike some cities, Yankton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yankton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yankton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yankton who work in office and administrative support (13.69%), healthcare (9.62%), and food service (8.65%).

One of the benefits of Yankton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.20 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.

In terms of college education, Yankton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.84% of adults in Yankton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Yankton in 2010 was $26,033, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,132 for a family of four. However, Yankton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yankton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yankton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yankton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Yankton include Irish, Norwegian, Czech, and English.

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



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