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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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-

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%

Spearfish Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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

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 Reviews

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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!
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Honestly, I think that the crime here is not that bad. For parents and children, I would have to say it's a good place to raise a family and Spearfish is very safe. You don't have to worry about your kid going missing or being abused physically or verbally. The policeman are responsive and understandable and are reliable! Overall, I would have to say Spearfish, South Dakota is safe for families and friends, and pretty much anyone else.
Quiet, peaceful town that is charming. With clean streets and pleasant people, it is sure to be the place to go when you need a break from everything else. Black Hills State University is home to many of the student and also has a clean campus. Roads are easy to navigate and get around to local hiking spots or to the local bar to hang out with friends. There are local stores that are familiar such as Walgreen's, Walmart, and Safeway. There are also lovely dining areas such as MillStone and Perkins, all down to fast food restaurants such as Burger King or McDonald's. All in saying, Spearfish is a wonderful place to visit.