Yankton County

In 1861, Yankton was designated as territorial capital and the county was organized around the same time. Local Native Americans called the area “E-Hank-Ton-Wan” meaning “people of the end village”, which shortened over the years to Yankton. The county is home to Gayville (17 minutes to Yankton), Irene (30 minutes), and the eponymous Yankton. Yankton borders Nebraska to the south across the Missouri River. Recreational opportunities abound at Chief White Crane Recreation Area, Cottonwood Recreation Area, Pierson Ranch Recreation Area, and Lewis & Clark Lake Recreation Area surrounding Lewis & Clark Lake. Access the Missouri National Recreational River to the south. Major industries in the county include agriculture, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Yankton School District offers quality public education from preschool to high school. Gayville-Volin School District offers elementary through high school education. Missouri Valley Christian Academy and Sacred Heart School provide private options for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Yankton is home to Mount Marty College, a four-year liberal arts college that also offers post-graduate nursing programs.

Demographics

Total Population

22,808

Households

9,006

Median Age

43

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

9,006

Owner Occupied

6,106

Renter Occupied

2,900

Vacant

968

Median Home Value

$143,068


Average Home Value

$177,170

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$51,738

2021

$57,630

Average Household

2016

$69,851

2021

$76,150

Per Capita

2016

$28,265

2021

$30,739

Cost of living

93.60%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

15 min.

Drive Alone

8,994

Carpooled

1,111

Public

39

Work At Home

373

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

11,159

Graduates

High School

4,357

Associates

1,435

Bacehlor's

3,346

Graduate

1,235

Total Employed

16,186

Total Businesses

1,364

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

22

Employed

59

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

16

Construction

Businesses

107

Employed

565

Manufacturing

Businesses

56

Employed

2,713

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

54

Employed

522

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02