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.

Yankton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.20 minutes getting to work every day.

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.

The education level of Yankton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.84% of adults in Yankton have at least a bachelor's 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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