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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Dell Rapids Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,818
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Dell Rapids Reviews

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A quaint little town with some business and two excellent schools. Most people commute to Sioux Falls for work. Family-friendly parks are scattered around the town. Small Businesses thrive here on a decent-sized population. If you are still looking for a small town near Sioux Falls, I would suggest Dell Rapids over Tea and Harrisburg.
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Dell Rapids is the ultimate cozy little town. In Dell Rapids the people are beyond friendly and are super welcoming. The town offers lots of small town closeness. The schools are amazing and super dedicated to education. The local family owned businesses are a great escape form the usual large establishments. Along with the kind people and great community the town is very family friends. With low crime rates and great police safety Dell Rapids is a place for a new and growing family.
My area includes a variety of stores from the small mom and pop grocery stores, to several Walmarts, HyVees, and the like. Though the family owned businesses are not always as well kept looking, they are always friendly and helpful. Farmer's markets are great during the summer for fresh produce, and the grocery stores always stay relatively well stocked in the winter.

From auto repair to bike stores, groceries to paper crafting companies, burger joints to moderately fancy restaurants, I feel that my area is pretty well off.