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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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De Smet is a town in South Dakota with a population of 1,162. De Smet is in Kingsbury County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in De Smet offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In De Smet there are a lot of bars. Many families and retirees live in De Smet and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in De Smet are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$334
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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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
    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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in De Smet

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,500
National
$55,322

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De Smet Reviews

2 reviews
De Smet can be a very nice town, however I was born and raised in this small town. I've had many difficulties with drama here because the town is so small and secluded. Basically a few families own the town and the rest just stay here.
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The people here are very kind. We always work together as a community to help each other out. Citizens in this town are always looking for ways to better every one here. They are selfless. We are constantly doing projects and other drives to accommodate everyone.