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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  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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Hot Springs is a town in South Dakota with a population of 3,519. Hot Springs is in Fall River County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Hot Springs offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hot Springs and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hot Springs are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$605
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Hot Springs Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    291.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    145.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    729.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Hot Springs

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,333
National
$55,322
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Hot Springs Reviews

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Warm Water Warm Hearts an Oasis in the Hills | Hot Springs, South Dakota

Walking around town there is a great mix of coffee shops, restaurants, book and antique stores. You can find just about anything here. The town is home to the Fall River Pioneer Museum, Public Library, Chamber of Commerce, and Evans Plunge all within walking distance from the motels.

If you happen to be traveling through or thinking about relocating, then Hot Springs has much to offer. Don’t forget to check out Highway 79 Brewery and Scratch Kitchen for great food with a microbrewery.

Source: https://hotspringsreport.com/warm-water-warm-hearts-an-oasis-in-the-hills-hot-springs-south-dakota/
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Me and my family moved to Hot Springs in 2010, and we opened a local business. We love the small town vibe, although I think the town could use some spicing up -- something to do at night, you know. Crime is very low, and you are close to plenty of outdoor activities. We enjoy living here, especially how everything is walking distance from everything else!
Love Hot Springs. Friendly people, beautiful river you can walk along on sidewalk with your dog.
Home prices very reasonable and there’s a VA hospital for vets.
Beautiful old homes in valley and contemporary homes on hill overlooking valley.