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Yankton
Yankton
South Dakota
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Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 14,454 at the 2010 census. Yankton is the principal city of the Yankton Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entirety of Yankton County, and which had an estimated population of 22,702 as of July 1, 2015. Yankton was the first capital of Dakota Territory. It is named for the Yankton tribe of Nakota (Sioux) Native Americans; Yankton is derived from the Nakota word I-hank-ton-wan ("the end village"). Yankton is located on the Missouri River just downstream of the Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake and just upstream of the confluence with the James River. The United States National Park Service's headquarters for the Missouri National Recreational River are located in the city. The Human Services Center was established as a psychiatric hospital in 1882 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Yankton is commonly referred to as the "River City", due to its proximity to the Missouri River and the importance that the river played in the city's settlement and development. Yankton has also earned the nickname, "Mother City of the Dakotas", due to the early important role it played in the creation and development of the Dakota Territory, which later became the 39th and 40th U.S. states of North and South Dakota, respectively.

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The city and the county commissioners are very narrow minded. They think only of Ag concerns. We should be developing our tourism rather then destroying it.
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The city and the county commissioners are very narrow minded. They think only of Ag concerns. We should be developing our tourism rather then destroying it.

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How did South Dakota earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. South Dakota has a state sales tax of 4.50%. Of particular interest is that South Dakota does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. South Dakota has an effective property tax rate of 1.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how South Dakota earned its state tax grade of A.

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