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Yankton is a city in Yankton County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Sioux tribe.

The latitude of Yankton is 42.871N. The longitude is -97.396W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,440.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,843
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Yankton demographic reports
Yankton is on the Missouri River, at the Nebraska border.
Lewis and Clark reached this area in 1804. Local fortunes rose and fell with the steamboat age.

Wild Bill Hickok's killer, Jack McCall, was tried and hung here in 1877.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Lawrence Welk, musician
· Tom Brokaw, TV news anchor
· Charles D. Sam Gemar, astronaut
Local festivals include:
  • Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Yankton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, Missouri National Recreational River
Colleges and universities: Mount Marty College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Yankton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yankton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57078 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Yankton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yankton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yankton was $17,954, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Yankton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Yankton festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Yankton include Yankton College Historic District, Yankton Historic Commercial District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Yankton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.


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Libraries

Libraries in Yankton include Yankton Community Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Yankton include Yankton Press & Dakotan

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Politics

Yankton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Yankton political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Yankton workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Yankton include Best Western, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Super 8.

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