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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Lincoln County is located in South Dakota with a population of 53,147. Lincoln County is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. In Lincoln County, most residents own their homes. In Lincoln County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Lincoln County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lincoln County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Lincoln 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
    135.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    207.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    669
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lincoln County

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,849
National
$55,322

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