Spearfish, SD
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Spearfish is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,756 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Spearfish is the 11th largest community in South Dakota.

Spearfish real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Spearfish house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Spearfish isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spearfish are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spearfish is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spearfish who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), food service (12.82%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Spearfish, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Spearfish provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Spearfish is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.49 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 citizens of Spearfish are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.43% of adults in Spearfish have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spearfish in 2018 was $32,936, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,744 for a family of four. However, Spearfish contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Spearfish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spearfish residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Spearfish include German, Norwegian, English, Irish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Spearfish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.


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