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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Minnehaha County is located in South Dakota with a population of 183,660. Minnehaha County is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Minnehaha County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Minnehaha County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Minnehaha County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Minnehaha County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$757
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Minnehaha 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    306.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    349.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,118.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    249.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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