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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Tea is a town in South Dakota with a population of 4,628. Tea is in Lincoln County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Tea offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Tea and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Tea are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$853
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Tea 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
    138
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    316
    500
  • Theft
    948
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,473
National
$55,322
Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Tea Reviews

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I have lived in Tea since I was 3 years old. I actually live a mile and a half outside of Tea in a huge development. It seems to me that all the residents in Tea are so friendly, based on the amount of time we spend together. A disadvantage of living in Tea is that there is not a lot of places to eat. Most people travel into Sioux Falls to eat. Even though Sioux Falls is less than 5 minutes away, it still inconvenient. As for the restaurants we have in Tea, great service and excellent environment.
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I liked the small town and the safety in the community. The school system needs to be improved and they need to care for their students more. The classes are alright, however. Tea is also very close to Sioux Falls, so more people can get more jobs there with a small commute time due to smaller amounts of traffic.
It is a great place to raise a family and to grow up as a child. Great values, incomparable safety, and many fun safe things to do. I am ready to move to a different place but I am so thankful to have grown up in this area.