A-
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
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    0%
  • Own
    100%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,458
National
$53,889
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

    Bethel Township Reviews

    3 reviews
    With a population of 321 according to the 2010 census, this town has trouble with employment in its community. The biggest cities in the area are about 20-30 miles away. There are a bunch of small towns that scatter the area and there are similar employment opportunities there.

    Being in South Dakota, the main occupation is Farmer. Most farmers are one of many out of a long family line of tilling the earth. They are all really good at what they do. Being a farmer is no easy job, but South Dakotans make it look easy.
    Review Bethel Township
    Wakonda has three main options for food. One of them is the gas station. It offers small snacks and beverages. The second would be the Cafe. Over the years, this establishment has seen a number of different owners over the course of its existence. The third option for food is at the Pit Bar and Lounge. It is in the basement of the old motel that used to be in operation in Wakonda.
    This town doesn't have too much going for it. It has a cafe, a bar, a school district, a gas station, a vehicle repair shop, and many churches. All in all, Wakonda gets by perfectly with the lack of modern societal conveniences and the residents don't seem to mind.