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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
Union County is located in South Dakota with a population of 14,929. Union County is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. In Union County, most residents own their homes. In Union County there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Union County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Union County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$781
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Union 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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    144.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,337.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Union County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,434
National
$55,322

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