Yankton, SD
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Yankton is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 14,557 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yankton who work in office and administrative support (14.48%), food service (9.59%), and sales jobs (9.55%).

One of the benefits of Yankton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.34 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.

The percentage of people in Yankton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.32% of adults in Yankton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Yankton in 2010 was $24,581, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,324 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 Black or African-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 Native American languages.

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