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Lawrence County
  • County in South Dakota

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  5. Diversity
    grade C+
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade C minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  11. Commute
    grade A minus

editorial

Lawrence County is located in South Dakota with a population of 25,478. In Lawrence County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lawrence County and residents tend to be conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$761
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    160
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    100.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    29.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    473.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,854.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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