B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$59,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$539
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,250
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Ashton Reviews

1 review
The cheap cost of living is the best part about this town of 425. There are no stores of any type. There's a bank with no ATM, no grocery store, no gas station and no diversity. Oh wait, there's a new bar just put in an ATM machine, thank God! The people aren't that friendly either. You have to drive over an hour to get to either Sioux Falls, SD or Sioux City, IA. On the flip side there's no crime and its quiet. We are only here to go to school, save money and leave upon graduation.
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