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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
    C
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Harrisburg is a town in South Dakota with a population of 5,429. Harrisburg is in Lincoln County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Harrisburg offers residents a sparse 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.
About Harrisburg...
Population
5,429

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Harrisburg 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
    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
    27%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    25%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Harrisburg

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,648
National
$55,322
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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 amazing. It's quiet at night, but you can still find activities to do like go to a local park. It is incredibly kid-friendly, and there is no dangerous activities in Harrisburg.