Yankton is One of the Best Cities to Call Home in South Dakota!

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Creditdonkey.com recently posted the best cities to live in South Dakota and Yankton was ranked #2!

Some of the positive advantages to living in a South Dakota city are: South Dakota has one of the fastest growing economies, unemployment is very low, the overall cost of living is around 18% lower than the national average, and no state income tax.

Creditdonkey.com used five factors to determine their rankings. The five factors and Yankton’s results are listed below:

  • Crime Rate – Odds of Being a Victim of a Violent Crime in Yankton: 1 in 350.7
  • Commute Time – 12.6 minutes
  • Income– 1$48,966
  • Education – Residents With a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 26.5%
  • Restaurants per Capita – 1 per 303 inhabitants

To read their full report, visit their web site at http://www.creditdonkey.com/live-south-dakota.html


Yankton is a regional center located in southeastern South Dakota along the Missouri River.  U.S. Highway 81 and State Highway 50 intersect here and provide multiple transportation routes from Yankton.  U.S. Highway 81 connects to Interstate 90 to the north, and Interstate 80 to the south.  State Highway 50 provides 4-lane, 70 mph access to Interstate 29 to the east.  BNSF provides rail service to area industry and agriculture.