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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Tea is a town in South Dakota with a population of 4,866. 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
$196,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$875
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
    133.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    247.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,026.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Tea

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,978
National
$55,322

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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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Tea has the small town feel, while remaining a good size. You get the good public school city, but the small town caring of teachers. The amount of attractions and businesses could always be improved
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.