Yankton is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 14,687 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 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 (10.86%), healthcare (10.25%), and sales jobs (9.67%).
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 13.06 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of people in Yankton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.63% of adults in Yankton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Yankton in 2018 was $30,204, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,816 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Yankton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.