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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yankton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Yankton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
For a small city, Yankton has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Yankton exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
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.