Harrisburg is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 6,710 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harrisburg is the 17th largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Harrisburg was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Harrisburg economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Harrisburg, where the median household income is $81,359.00.
Harrisburg real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Harrisburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Harrisburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Harrisburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisburg who work in office and administrative support (16.85%), healthcare (12.59%), and management occupations (9.26%).
Also of interest is that Harrisburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Harrisburg is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Harrisburg is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Harrisburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Harrisburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Harrisburg are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.68% of adults in Harrisburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrisburg in 2018 was $28,313, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,252 for a family of four. However, Harrisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Harrisburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrisburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Harrisburg include German, Norwegian, Dutch, Irish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Harrisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.