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.

Yankton County

Population

Total Population

23,324

Population
Growth Rate

0.38%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

30.700

Housing & Income

Households

9,428

Total Housing Units

10,421


Owner Occupied

5,933

Renter Occupied

3,495

Vacant

993

Median Home Value

$146,592


Average Home Value

$191,412

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.71%


Per Capita Income

1.99%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,587 $59,307


Average Household

$78,438 $86,111


Per Capita

$31,835 $35,130

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,157

Total Employed

13,847

Workers 16+

11,198

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

54

Employed

2,765

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

96

Employed

2,359

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

169

Employed

2,166

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

75

Employed

1,191

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

55

Employed

1,032

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

24

Employed

774

Some
High School

975

Graduated
High School

4,317

Associates
Degree

1,748

Bachelor's
Degree

3,090

Graduate
Degree

1,818

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

10,054

Non-Resident Commuters

763

Drive Alone

9,311

Carpooled

844

Public

107

Work At Home

512


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