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

22,781

Population
Growth Rate

0.18%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

27.100

Housing & Income

Households

9,014

Total Housing Units

10,080


Owner Occupied

5,894

Renter Occupied

3,120

Vacant

1,066

Median Home Value

$161,236


Average Home Value

$203,915

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.33%


Per Capita Income

2.37%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,059 $59,406


Average Household

$71,651 $80,826


Per Capita

$29,011 $32,622

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,168

Total Employed

14,433

Workers 16+

11,460

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

22

Employed

69

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

16

Construction

Businesses

85

Employed

494

Manufacturing

Businesses

51

Employed

2,163

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

50

Employed

616

Some
High School

964

Graduated
High School

3,866

Associates
Degree

1,663

Bachelor's
Degree

3,077

Graduate
Degree

1,699

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

10,244

Non-Resident Commuters

874

Drive Alone

9,300

Carpooled

1,095

Public

79

Work At Home

492


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