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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
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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. In Dakota Dunes, most residents own their homes. In Dakota Dunes there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Dakota Dunes and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dakota Dunes are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Dakota Dunes 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    11%
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%

Working in Dakota Dunes

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,034
National
$55,322
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Dakota Dunes Reviews

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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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I love living right on the river. We bout, fish and swim all the time. Adem’s nature center is about 10 miles away which have great walking and biking trails. McCook lake is also close by if the river is not for you. There is a nice public library and there are community events like the chilly feed in November. Dakota Dunes is a really nice small town.
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.