Milbank is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 3,103 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Milbank is the 22nd largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Milbank is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milbank is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milbank who work in office and administrative support (15.21%), management occupations (11.49%), and healthcare suport services (8.15%).
Because of many things, Milbank is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Milbank really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Milbank perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 10.96 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Milbank does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Milbank is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.29% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Milbank in 2018 was $31,114, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,456 for a family of four. However, Milbank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Milbank is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milbank home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milbank residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Milbank include German, Norwegian, Swedish, English, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Milbank is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.