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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Clay County is located in South Dakota with a population of 14,029. Clay County is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Clay County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Clay County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Clay County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Clay County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Clay 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    266
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    110
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220
    500
  • Theft
    1,809
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,399
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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