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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Dakota Dunes is a town in South Dakota with a population of 2,895. Dakota Dunes is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Dakota Dunes offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dakota Dunes there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Dakota Dunes and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dakota Dunes are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$99,034
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%
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Dakota Dunes is a great place to live, friendly neighbors, good property values, safe for our kids, nice parks, and low crime rates! Close to metro area, but far enough away to feel like a small town.
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Dakota Dunes is a great place to live, if you're well-off, and want to be around other people who are white and well-off. There is very little crime, lots of friendly and outgoing people, and a strong sense of community. Overall it is lacking in diversity, both racially and financially. The local public school is pretty good, but not the best. Overall, the close-knit community makes it a pretty solid place to reside.
This is a quiet little golfing community. Great place to raise children. It is an affluent community, we have private security which is fantastic. It is always growing. The down side is we don't have grocery stores, shopping etc however it's all within 5-10 miles of Sioux City, IA. It was built around a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and is next to the Missouri River. Strict HOA however I don't mind that at all, I don't have to look at a toilet in a yard or unkept homes. Very friendly neighborhoods, kid friendly neighborhoods. Everyone really watches out for each others children. We have a magazine for the community that centers around families, businesses, sports, what is going on in the community. It's great to read monthly.