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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Lake County is located in South Dakota with a population of 12,350. Lake County is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Lake County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lake County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lake County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$552
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Lake 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237
    500
  • Theft
    897
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lake County

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,467
National
$55,322

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