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Overview

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.

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 also has 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,149
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+6,258
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20%
Median Earnings25+$30,691
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,685
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,567

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,697
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$569
Median House Value$99,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.9%
Irish9.6%
Norwegian9.5%
English4.1%
Dutch3.6%
French Except Basque2.6%
Swedish2.1%
Danishn1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1%
Polish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.6%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Basque0.1%
German0.1%
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Huron Almanac

CategoryValue
County Beadle County
Standard Zip Codes57350
Company Zip Codes57399
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.36
Approximate Longitude-98.21

Huron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHURON AP
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp4 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip20.9 inches
StationFORESTBURG 3 NE
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches
StationWESSINGTON SPRINGS
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpena291$58,125
Cavour120$55,000
Iroquois312$65,313
Wolsey505$69,063
Woonsocket641$54,375
Yale123$68,750

Huron Public Libraries

Huron Public Library
521 DAKOTA AVE SOUTH
Huron, South Dakota
(605) 353-8530

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Huron Hospitals

Huron Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
172 Fourth Street Southeast
(605) 353-6200

Huron Public Schools

Huron Colony Elementary - 13
40068 Huron Colony Ln
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-6978
Primary
Total Enrollment 19
Huron Elem - 09
150 5th Street Sw
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-6992
Primary
Total Enrollment 1089
Huron High School - 01
18th & Nevada Sw
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-7800
High
Total Enrollment 704
Huron Middle School - 02
1045 18th Sw
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-6900
Middle
Total Enrollment 536
Our Home Asap - 12
40354 210th St
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-6997
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Our Home Rediscovery - 77
40354-210th St
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-6997
Other
Riverside Colony Elementary - 15
40361 200th St
ZIP: 57350
(605) 353-6980
Primary
Total Enrollment 12

Huron Private Schools

Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School
425 21st St Sw
ZIP: 57350
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
James Valley Christian School
1550 Dakota Ave N
ZIP: 57350
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 185
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