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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Spearfish is a town in South Dakota with a population of 11,300. Spearfish is in Lawrence County. Living in Spearfish offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Spearfish there are a lot of bars. 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
$206,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$668
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    179.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    136.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    649.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,513.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Spearfish

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,692
National
$55,322
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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!