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Overview

Introduction to Yankton, South Dakota

Yankton, South Dakota is 56 miles NW of Sioux City, Iowa and 134 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Yankton county.

Yankton History

Yankton is the county seat of Yankton County. The city is named after the Nakota Native Americans. Lewis and Clark first visited the site of Yankton in 1804. However, the area was not permanently settled until 1859. The Dakota Southern Railway first arrived in the area in 1873. The city is often referred to as River City because of its proximity to the Missouri River.

Yankton and nearby Attractions

  • Dakota Territorial Museum
  • Ashfall Fossils Beds State Historic Park
  • Pierson Ranch Recreation Area
  • Union Grove State Park
  • Lewis and Clark Recreation Area
  • Springfield Recreation Area

Things To Do In Yankton

Local shoppers may visit the Yankton Mall, which is a popular shopping center in the area. The Hillcrest Golf and Country Club and the Fox Run Municipal Golf Course provide facilities for local golfers. Local festivals include the Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival, which is held every August. One can also plan a trip to the Karttrax Go Kart and Family Fun Park.

Yankton Transportation

Joe Foss Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Yankton Higher Education

Mount Mary College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include the University of South Dakota, Western Iowa Tech Community College and Wayne State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,585
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+7,290
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,417
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,826
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,834

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,336
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$580
Median House Value$127,600

Ancestry

German42.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
Irish11.1%
Norwegian10.7%
Czech9.3%
English4.7%
Swedish3.6%
Danishn2.8%
Italian2.3%
Dutch2.3%
Polish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Welsh0.9%
Russian0.8%
African0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Sudanese0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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Yankton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yankton County
Standard Zip Codes57078
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-97.39

Yankton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationYANKTON 2 E
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip25 inches
StationGAVINS POINT DAM
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp7 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip25 inches
StationHARTINGTON
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gayville403$68,750
Lesterville98$51,667
Mission Hill278$58,750
Tabor390$65,833
Volin204$57,188
Wakonda275$44,432

Yankton Public Libraries

Yankton Community Library
515 WALNUT
Yankton, South Dakota
(605) 668-5276

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Yankton Hospitals

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
(Non-profit)
501 Summit Street
(605) 668-8000
Lewis And Clark Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
2601 Fox Run Parkway
(605) 665-5100

Yankton Public Schools

Stewart Elementary - 05
208 W 21st St
ZIP: 57078
(605) 665-5765
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Lincoln Elementary - 04
815 Locust
ZIP: 57078
(605) 665-7392
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Yankton High School - 01
1801 Summit
ZIP: 57078
(605) 665-2073
High
Total Enrollment 875
Webster Elementary - 06
317 E 7th St
ZIP: 57078
(605) 665-2484
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Beadle Elementary - 03
1214 Mulberry
ZIP: 57078
(605) 665-2282
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Yankton Middle School - 02
2000 Mulberry
ZIP: 57078
(605) 665-2419
Middle
Total Enrollment 573

Yankton Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
1500 Saint Benedict Dr # 200
ZIP: 57078
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Academic Program
3515 N Broadway
ZIP: 57078
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
Missouri Valley Christian Academy
305 W 25th St
ZIP: 57078
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
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