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

22,681

Households

9,018

Median Age

43

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

10,021

Owner Occupied

6,193

Renter Occupied

2,825

Vacant

1,003

Median Home Value

$147,403


Average Home Value

$186,570

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$54,490

2022

$58,883

Average Household

2017

$71,767

2022

$81,227

Per Capita

2017

$29,175

2022

$32,942

Cost of living

93.60%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

15 min.

Drive Alone

9,147

Carpooled

979

Public

93

Work At Home

436

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

11,271

Graduates

High School

4,540

Associates

1,427

Bachelor's

3,229

Graduate

1,170

Total Employed

14,469

Total Businesses

1,193

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

20

Employed

57

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

16

Construction

Businesses

90

Employed

532

Manufacturing

Businesses

55

Employed

2,707

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

49

Employed

477

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22