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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Day County is located in South Dakota with a population of 5,524. Living in Day County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Day County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Day County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$530
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Day 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Day County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,902
National
$55,322

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