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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
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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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Harrisburg is a town in South Dakota with a population of 5,129. Harrisburg is in Lincoln County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Harrisburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Harrisburg and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Harrisburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,151
National
$55,322
Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Harrisburg Reviews

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Great community that is constantly growing! I have lived here for 8 1/2 years now and I do not see myself living anywhere else. The community is very close, since the town is so small, and it is very safe too. I think Harrisburg is a great town to live in to raise a family, especially with the wonderful schools in the district. The small businesses in Harrisburg are awesome too!
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Our family loves Harrisburg, SD. It is a growing community with many young families. The school district is wonderful and the number of businesses is increasing. We have lived here for almost 10 years and have no plan to leave. We are excited to see what the future holds for Harrisburg!
Harrisburg is not a very nice town. The houses are cheaply built and don't look very nice. There isn't really much in the town. A grocery store is being built, so hopefully that will help to make the town better. The high school, middle school, and Freedom Elementary are fairly new. The high school is very nice and has great facilities. Liberty Elementary is old and gross. The biggest downfall of the town is that some days it smells like crap because there are ponds in town that hold the sewage.