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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D+
  12. Commute
    B
Hecla is a town in South Dakota with a population of 221. Hecla is in Brown County. Living in Hecla offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Hecla there are a lot of bars. Residents of Hecla tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hecla are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$40,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$392
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    2%
  • 55-64 years
    24%
  • 65+ years
    38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Hecla

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,094
National
$55,322
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