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Yankton
  • Town in South Dakota

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Yankton is a town in South Dakota with a population of 14,573. Yankton is in Yankton County. Living in Yankton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Yankton there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Yankton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Yankton are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$616
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    427.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    135.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    13.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    224
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,043.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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