Work Force Working Together

Stats Provided by (U.S Census Bureau & Permian Tank)

Population: 5,594
Labor Force (within 20 miles) 15,785
Labor Force (within commute) 88,998
Small Business 254
Job Growth 14.80%
Unemployment Rate 3.40%
Median Age 35.9

 Population Breakdown
Male 2,738
Female 2,856
Under 18 1,467
18+ 4,127
20-24 350
25-34 770
35-49 916
50-64 1,060
65+ 874

White 5,236
Hispanic 230
or Latino  
Non Hispanic 5,364
or Latino
African American 11
Asian 16
American Indian/Alaska Native 115
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 3
Other 70
Identified by 2 or more 143

 Labor Force Education
Bachelor Degree or Higher 700
H.S Degree or Higher 3,189
White Collar Workers 64%
Blue Collar Workers 35%
Universities within 50 miles 4
Com. Colleges + 30 miles 1

Home Value $98,700
Househould Expenditures $43,769
Household Income (median) $40,223
Personal Income Tax $0
Corporate Income Tax $0
State Sales Tax 4%

Commute to Interstate 8 miles
Private Airports 1
Commericial Airport - R.C. 50 miles
Distance to Rail In Town
Latitutude 44.67
Longitude -103.85

Educated Work Force

  • Black Hills State University (BHSU) representing over 4,000 Students

  • BHSU offers 72 academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree  degrees in Business, Accounting, industrial and sustainability

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology representing over 2,640 students

  • SDSM&T offering engineering degrees in electrical, environmental, geology, mechanical, science, mining, and energy

  • Western Dakota Technical Institute representing over 1,045 students

  • WDTI offers diplomas in welding, machinist, plumbing, HVAC, building, criminal justice and medical

  • Ability to offer business specific customized curriculum (both University and technical institutions.)

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