The city of Huron lies within Beadle County, and maintains a population of approximately 13,097 residents, while Beadle County's population is estimated to be 18,080 according to the US Census Bureau (2013). Based on the recent Housing Needs Assessment, conducted by Prior & Associates on behalf of the City of Huron, the GHDC and the Huron Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the most recent employment growth rate is estimated to be approximately 3.2% annually, since 2006.
The City of Huron acts as the county seat and the hub of a small, regional economy in the central part of the state, and is supported by commerce generated within Beadle County and parts of Hand, Spink, Jerauld, Sanborn, Kingsbury, and Clark Counties. The primary industries supporting the area tend to be agricultural, manufacturing, government, education, healthcare and retail in nature. The highest densities of employment are typically in the manufacturing, retail, healthcare or government sectors of the economy. The chart below provides information on the community's largest employers.
|Dakota Provisions||867||Food Processing Plant|
|Huron Public Schools||363||Government|
|United States Government||290||Education|
|Huron Regional Medical Center||286||Hospital|
|Center for Independence||232||Human Services|
|SunQuest Health Care||200||Digger Derricks|
|Banner Engineering||175||Sensor Manufacturing|
|City of Huron||129||Government|
|Genosee & Wyoming Railroad||125||Railroad Transportation|
|Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing||116||Manufacturing|
|Coborn's Super Center||110||Groceries|
|Trussbilt, Incorporated||104||Manufacturing, Prison Doors|
|Premier Bankcard||94||Financial Call Center|
|Our Home, Incorporated||82||Human Services|