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Profile: City of Yankton, South Dakota

Location

North Bank of the Missouri River in the southeastern part of the South Dakota.

Area

Approximately 8.00 square miles

Access

Yankton is directly accessible by South Dakota Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 81, approximately a 30-minute drive to Interstate 29.

City Government

Commission / Manager form of government

Platted as a Village

1859

Incorporated as the City of Yankton

1861

Adopted Commission / Manager Form of Government

1955

Territorial Capital

The City of Yankton served as the Capital for the Dakota Territory from 1861 to 1883. The Dakota Territory was the northern portion of the Louisiana Purchase.

Population (2010 Census)

14,454

Profile of the Average Yankton Resident

36 to 45 years of age, married with minor children living at home, owns single-family home, employed full-time in a variety of professions, trades and service positions with 25 percent employed in health, education and social service fields.

Parks & Green Spaces

More than 14 parks and green spaces covering 263 acres

Economic Vitality

Yankton is home to more than 3,000 businesses

Average Home Price

$120,000

Average Highs and Lows

January 24 degrees/3 degrees
July 86 degrees/62 degrees

Average Yearly Precipitation

Rain: 24.2 inches
Snow: 27.6 inches

Population Growth City of Yankton


Year

Population

1970 9,279
1980 11,919
1990 12,703
2000 13,528
2010 14,454

Yankton Resident Statistics
2010 Age Distribution of Population


Ages 0-19 3,400
Ages 20-34 2,890
Ages 35-54 3,907
Ages 55-64 1,667
Ages 65+ 2,590

Two Largest Segments of the Population (2010)

% Population 0-19 Years       23.5%
% Population 25-44 Years     27.0%

Median Age

40.4

2010 Households

5,909 Total Households, 2.45 People/Household