Yankton, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 14,687 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.6%
 
Males: 7,545  (51.4%)
Females: 7,142  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57078.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,674 (it was $31,843 in 2000)
Yankton:

$51,674
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,967 (it was $17,954 in 2000)

Yankton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,629 (it was $75,200 in 2000)
Yankton:

$164,629
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $177,146; detached houses: $185,001; townhouses or other attached units: $131,336; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,423; mobile homes: $99,620

Median gross rent in 2019: $634.

March 2019 cost of living index in Yankton: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.6% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Yankton, SD (2019)
    • 12,69586.2%White alone
    • 6524.4%Hispanic
    • 5753.9%American Indian alone
    • 3242.2%Black alone
    • 3122.1%Two or more races
    • 340.2%Asian alone
    • 180.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Yankton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Yankton, South Dakota as of August 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Yankton is 270 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Yankton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(72.3)
4
(29.0)
4
(29.3)
4
(28.9)
12
(82.0)
19
(129.0)
20
(137.4)
22
(150.5)
16
(109.8)
10
(68.6)
10
(68.6)
16
(110.2)
20
(135.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(21.7)
4
(29.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.7)
2
(13.6)
2
(13.7)
3
(20.5)
2
(13.7)
4
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
2
(13.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(108.5)
17
(123.1)
12
(87.8)
7
(50.6)
18
(123.0)
21
(142.6)
26
(178.6)
29
(198.3)
38
(260.8)
34
(233.3)
47
(322.4)
58
(399.4)
63
(427.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
35
(253.2)
54
(391.2)
60
(439.2)
41
(296.4)
40
(273.4)
57
(387.0)
57
(391.5)
47
(321.4)
40
(274.5)
57
(391.1)
40
(274.4)
31
(213.5)
33
(224.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
249
(1,801)
280
(2,028)
285
(2,086)
309
(2,234)
302
(2,064)
378
(2,567)
315
(2,163)
389
(2,660)
330
(2,264)
384
(2,635)
314
(2,154)
322
(2,217)
301
(2,043)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(65.1)
10
(72.4)
12
(87.8)
8
(57.8)
21
(143.5)
18
(122.2)
15
(103.0)
7
(47.9)
17
(116.7)
12
(82.3)
10
(68.6)
26
(179.0)
41
(278.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
3
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
City-Data.com crime index181.1185.3179.1148.0221.2275.3271.9312.6263.2249.1230.2288.0331.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Yankton, SD

Crime rate in Yankton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 31 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
South Dakota average:

1.89
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Yankton, SD City Guides:

Ancestries: German (39.9%), Norwegian (5.7%), Czech (5.2%), American (4.3%), Irish (4.0%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/8/1869

Elevation: 1205 feet

Land area: 7.76 square miles.

Population density: 1,893 people per square mile   (low).

Yankton, South Dakota map

258 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,016 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,087 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (56.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (132.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (501.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Aten, NE (1.9 miles),
Mission Hill, SD (2.5 miles),
St. Helena, NE (2.9 miles),
Utica, SD (2.9 miles),
Gayville, SD (3.3 miles ),
Crofton, NE (3.4 miles ),
Volin, SD (3.5 miles ),
Fordyce, NE (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 97.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,446 (+23.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,049 (83.4%)

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Yankton, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Yankton, SD in 2019
Yankton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2015: 34 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2017: 51 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2018: 27 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2019: 28 buildings, average cost: $165,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Yankton, SD residents
Average permit cost in Yankton, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Historical population in Yankton, SD
Historical housing units in Yankton, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +1,087 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in Yankton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Machinery (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Yankton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.1%)

Average climate in Yankton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Yankton-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Yankton city center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Yankton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 234% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 672.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from Yankton center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from Yankton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yankton County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Yankton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Yankton:

  • AVERA SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 501 SUMMIT)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Physician, provides emergency services, 2601 FOX RUN PARKWAY)
  • SD HUMAN SERVICES CTR-ADMIN BLDG (P O BOX 76)
  • AVERA SR JAMES CARE CENTER/AVERA YANKTON CARE CENT (2111 WEST 11TH STREET)
  • SISTER JAMES NH (1000 W FOURTH ST)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA HUMAN SERVICES CENTER - GERIATRIC (3515 BROADWAY AVE PO BOX 7600)
  • YANKTON CARE CENTER (1212 WEST EIGHTH ST)
  • AVERA SACRED HEART - YANKTON DIALYSIS (501 SUMMIT AVE)
  • YMC HOME CARE (1104 W 8TH ST PO BOX 706)

Airports located in Yankton:

Colleges/Universities in Yankton:

  • Mount Marty College (Full-time enrollment: 911; Location: 1105 W. 8th Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mtmc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospital (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 501 Summit; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.averasacredheart.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yankton:

  • University of South Dakota (about 25 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 49 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 57 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northeast Community College (about 58 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 60 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 105 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Buena Vista University (about 113 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public high school in Yankton:

Private high school in Yankton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Yankton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Yankton:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 244, Location: 1500 SAINT BENEDICT DR # 200, Grades: PK-4)
  • MISSOURI VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 305 W 25TH ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Yankton

Library in Yankton:

  • YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $596,241; Location: 515 WALNUT; 63,914 books; 2,728 audio materials; 3,431 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 162 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Yankton: Yankton Plaza (A), Yankton Fire Department (B), Yankton City Hall (C), Yankton Community Library (D), Mother Jerome Schmitt Library (E), Yankton County Courthouse (F), Yankton County Emergency Medical Services (G), Lewis and Clark Specialty Hospital (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Yankton Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Yankton: Sacred Heart Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Garden of Memories Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Marne Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Yankton include: Fantle Memorial Park (1), Crockett Park (2), Tripp Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dakota Territorial Museum (610 Summit Street), Heritage Home (Historical Places & Services; 509 Pine Street), Karttrax Go-Kart & Family Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4908 West 8 Street), Casey Music CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1910 Summit Street), Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association (800 Mariner Lane).

Hotels: Super 8 Yankton SD (1603 E Highway 50), Broadway Inn (1210 Broadway Avenue), Lewis & Clark Recreation Area Resort Marina (43496 Shore Drive), Captain's Inn (517 Mulberry St), Star-Lite Inn Motel (Highway 52 On 4 Street), Star Brite Inn Motel (412 East 4th Street), Super 8 Motel (1705 East Sd Highway 50), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2607 Broadway Avenue), Yankton-Days Inn (2410 Broadway St).

Courts: South Dakota State - Circuit Court (5 Walnut), South Dakota State - Yankton- Court Service Dept-Probation (410 Walnut Street).

Birthplace of: Vertexguy - Artist, Adam Vinatieri - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Dec 28, 1972), Dave Knudson (South Dakota) - SOUTH DAKOTA SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Robert H. Warren - Air Force general, Charles Gemar - astronaut, Cleveland L. Abbott - Football coach, Harvey B. Dunn - Actor, Rachael Bella - Actor, Stephanie Winslow - Country singer, Frank Kloucek - Politician.

Yankton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Yankton and their reported violations in the past:

TIMBERLAND PARK (Population served: 140, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
COUNTRY ACRES MHP (Population served: 70, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
NORTHERN LIGHTS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 57, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2012)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.7%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Yankton in 2010:

  • 864 people in federal prisons
  • 273 people in college/university student housing
  • 234 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 181 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Yankton in 2000:

  • 651 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 211 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 194 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 54 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Yankton (2011 data):

  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Yankton Branch at 110 Cedar Street, branch established on 1979/12/10; Yankton Branch at 2404 Broadway, branch established on 1998/07/01. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, headquarters in Mitchell, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation
  • Home Federal Bank: Yankton -- Hy--vee Branch at 2100 Broadway, branch established on 2001/03/20; Yankton Branch at 2408 North Broadway, branch established on 2006/12/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • First Dakota National Bank: at 225 Cedar Street, branch established on 1872/12/07; First Dakota North Branch at 2105 Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1970/05/29. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $846.4 mil, Deposits: $751.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Dakota Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Yankton Branch at 200 Cedar Street, branch established on 1886/01/01; Yankton North Branch at 1920 Broadway Ave, branch established on 1990/01/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank South Dakota: at 332 Broadway, branch established on 1962/10/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $419.7 mil, Deposits: $370.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Bloomfield, Nebraska: Yankton Branch at 89821 Highway 81, branch established on 2007/01/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $112.5 mil, Deposits: $99.4 mil, headquarters in Bloomfield, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Investments, Incorporated
  • BANK 360: Yankton Branch at 1101 Broadway Ave, branch established on 1955/07/18. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $39.9 mil, Deposits: $36.9 mil, headquarters in Beresford, SD, negative income in the last year, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Yankton:

Marital status in Yankton, SD
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Yankton:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Yankton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Yankton, SD (based on Yankton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,3925
Mainline Protestant4,88011
Evangelical Protestant2,58517
Other2952
None7,286-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Yankton County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yankton County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

11.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Yankton County:

27.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.4%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Yankton:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.9%
South Dakota:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
South Dakota:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Yankton:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

32.5%
South Dakota:

34.1%

General health condition:
Yankton:

55.2%
South Dakota:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Yankton:

77.4%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Yankton, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$127,100$61,0081$162
Other and Unallocable 19$78,153$49,3600$0
Parks and Recreation 18$72,443$48,29559$14,140
Streets and Highways 17$78,787$55,6140$0
Solid Waste Management 12$42,838$42,8380$0
Financial Administration 11$56,316$61,4360$0
Sewerage 10$47,284$56,7410$0
Local Libraries 8$25,967$38,9517$4,431
Water Supply 8$35,586$53,3790$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$29,274$58,5480$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$29,274$58,5480$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,075$80,3009$8,806
Firefighters 2$13,771$82,6260$0
Airports 2$9,769$58,6141$970
Police - Other 1$3,786$45,4320$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,772
Totals for Government 148$670,421$54,35878$30,281

Yankton government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $9,435,000 ($642.40)
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000 ($92.74)
    Sewerage: $1,152,000 ($78.44)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($0.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,027,000 ($206.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,885,000 ($196.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,241,000 ($152.58)
    Regular Highways: $2,216,000 ($150.88)
    General - Other: $1,757,000 ($119.63)
    Water Utilities: $1,455,000 ($99.07)
    Sewerage: $1,093,000 ($74.42)
    Central Staff Services: $842,000 ($57.33)
    Libraries: $602,000 ($40.99)
    Financial Administration: $578,000 ($39.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $433,000 ($29.48)
    Air Transportation: $345,000 ($23.49)
    General Public Buildings: $150,000 ($10.21)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $85,000 ($5.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000 ($3.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $315,000 ($21.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,446,000 ($98.45)
    Sewerage: $716,000 ($48.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $508,000 ($34.59)
    Water Utilities: $367,000 ($24.99)
    Police Protection: $323,000 ($21.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000 ($16.68)
    Air Transportation: $174,000 ($11.85)
    Libraries: $77,000 ($5.24)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($3.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $42,000 ($2.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($0.75)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.54)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,530,000 ($512.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $356,000 ($24.24)

Yankton government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,640,000 ($247.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,292,000 ($87.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,104,000 ($75.17)
    Air Transportation: $311,000 ($21.18)
    Other: $134,000 ($9.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($2.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $995,000 ($67.75)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($6.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $225,000 ($15.32)
    Transit Utilities: $53,000 ($3.61)
    Other: $49,000 ($3.34)
    Highways: $21,000 ($1.43)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,238,000 ($84.29)
    Interest Earnings: $361,000 ($24.58)
    Special Assessments: $245,000 ($16.68)
    Sale of Property: $32,000 ($2.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000 ($1.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,116,000 ($416.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $475,000 ($32.34)
    General Local Government Support: $154,000 ($10.49)
    Other: $89,000 ($6.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $86,000 ($5.86)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,771,000 ($665.28)
    Property: $3,296,000 ($224.42)
    Public Utility License: $276,000 ($18.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $141,000 ($9.60)
    Motor Vehicle License: $126,000 ($8.58)
    Other License: $80,000 ($5.45)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $55,000 ($3.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $27,000 ($1.84)

Yankton government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,751,000 ($1617.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,751,000 ($1617.14)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,970,000 ($338.39)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,025,000 ($274.05)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $945,000 ($64.34)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,723,000 ($117.31)
    Beginning: $1,585,000 ($107.92)

Yankton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,410,000 ($1662.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,025,000 ($274.05)

5.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.72% ($35,246 average AGI)
to Clay County, SD  0.47% ($31,071)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.37% ($58,182)
Businesses in Yankton, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
Goodwill1Starbucks1
H&R Block1Subway2
Holiday Inn1Super 81
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture3Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Yankton:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yankton:

  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • K220FV (91.9 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: PRAISE NETWORK, INC)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • K204EO (88.7 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K216EY (91.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Yankton:

  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K21EN (Channel 21; YANKTON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Yankton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.0mTotal length
  • $5,209,000Total costs
  • 60,619Total average daily traffic
  • 3,514Total average daily truck traffic
  • 71,707Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Yankton, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Yankton, SD
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Yankton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Yankton, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Yankton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Yankton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 41. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 72 took place in 2012, and the least - 12 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Yankton, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.2%), and Structure Fires (37.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Yankton, SD
    • 25539.2%Outside Fires
    • 24137.1%Structure Fires
    • 12919.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 253.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Yankton, SD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Yankton, South Dakota:

  • Best Western Kelly Inn, 1607 E Hwy 50, Yankton, South Dakota 57078 , Phone: (605) 665-2906, Fax: (605) 665-4318
  • Lewis & Clark Resort, 43496 Shore Dr, Yankton, South Dakota 57078 , Phone: (605) 665-2680, Fax: (605) 665-8613
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2607 Broadway Ave, Yankton, South Dakota 57078 , Phone: (605) 665-3177, Fax: (605) 665-3191
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Yankton, South Dakota
Most common first names in Yankton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10881.2 years
William10277.2 years
John10078.5 years
Anna7684.7 years
George7078.3 years
Robert6469.8 years
James6372.7 years
Frank6380.6 years
Charles6175.5 years
Joseph5978.1 years
Most common last names in Yankton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7577.2 years
Anderson5879.3 years
Nelson5476.5 years
Jensen3676.2 years
Peterson3474.5 years
Smith3376.0 years
Huber2973.1 years
Miller2779.4 years
Olson2682.0 years
Christensen2679.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Yankton, SD
  • 83.0%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Yankton, SD
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Yankton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Yankton on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 1,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 (57078) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 49 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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