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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Spearfish is a town in South Dakota with a population of 11,176. Spearfish is in Lawrence County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Spearfish offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Spearfish there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Spearfish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Spearfish are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    149
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    376
    500
  • Theft
    2,809
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,330
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Spearfish is a beautiful little town in the Black Hills of the midwest. The town is adorable, and the parks are plentiful. Tons of great hiking and waterfall photo ops!
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Spearfish is a very nice community located in the northern Black Hills. It is a very quiet town with a nice state university located in the town. This is the type of town where everyone you walk by says hi and is friendly. There are so many activities that are available and with Spearfish Canyon located right by, you get to see some of the most beautiful landscape in the country.
I would definitely choose to redo my whole experience of living in Spearfish, South Dakota. The reasons for this is because all the experiences I've ever had here have been fantastic! Sightseeing and finding good places to be is one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. Tourist locations are breathtaking and the people here are friendly and bring good vibes! I love it here in Spearfish, South Dakota, and I would definitely choose to live here again!