Introduction to Huron, South Dakota

Huron, South Dakota, in Beadle county, is 93 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 243 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. There are an estimated 11,893 people in the city.

Huron History

Huron was founded in 1879 and was platted in 1880. The area was originally served by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. The first town government formed in 1881. The city was named after the Huron Indians. John Cain was the first settler of the city. The City of Huron was incorporated in 1883. It adopted a City Commission form of government in 1910.

Huron and nearby Attractions

  • Dakotaland Museum
  • Pyle House Museum
  • Ravine Park Lake
  • Enchanted World Doll Museum
  • Surveyors' House (Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Lake Thompson Recreation Area

Things To Do In Huron

While in Huron, those interested in the area’s history should visit the Dakotaland Museum and the Pyle House Museum. The city has also several parks, including Prospect Park and Riverside Park. Huron also offers easy access to the Lake Thompson Recreation Area, the Enchanted World Doll Museum, Ingalls House and the Corn Palace. Local celebrations include the Great Scarecrow and Decorated Pumpkin Festival, the Ringneck Festival, the Huron Prairie Fest and the South Dakota State Fair.

Huron Transportation

Huron Regional Airport is nearby.

Huron Higher Education

The city is home to Huron University. Northern State University, the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University also offer courses in higher education.


Total Population 13,159
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,333
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,746
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,883


Median Family Income $54,974
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $549
Median House Value $92,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 8.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Huron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 243 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Beadle
Standard Zip Codes 57350
Company Zip Codes 57399
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.363
Longitude -98.213

Huron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HURON AP
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 20.9 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Huron, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Huron Colony (57350)

James Valley (57350)

Lake Byron (57350)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpena 261 $63,750
Cavour 118 $56,250
Iroquois 270 $54,750
Wolsey 462 $66,635
Woonsocket 597 $55,000
Yale 110 $56,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Huron Public Libraries

Huron Public Library
Huron, South Dakota
(605) 353-8530

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Huron Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(605) 353-6200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Huron High Schools

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Serves 713 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

40354 210TH STREET
A Non-traditional School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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