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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Brule County is located in South Dakota with a population of 5,280. Brule County is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. In Brule County, most residents own their homes. In Brule County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Brule County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brule County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$568
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Brule County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    380.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    296.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,988.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Brule County

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,870
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Brule County

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