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B+
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
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A
Lawrence County is located in South Dakota with a population of 25,018. In Lawrence County, most residents own their homes. In Lawrence County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lawrence County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lawrence County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$687
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Lawrence County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    160
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    100.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    473.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,854.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lawrence County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,275
National
$55,322

Lawrence County Reviews

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I never hear about any crimes.
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I'd live here for a while but not forever.