Bethel Township

3 reviews
  1. Town in South Dakota
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
Data not available
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    0%
  • Own
    100%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,146
National
$53,046
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    14%

    Reviews

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    With a population of 321 according to the 2010 census, this town has trouble with employment in its community. The biggest cities in the area are about 20-30 miles away. There are a bunch of small towns that scatter the area and there are similar employment opportunities there.

    Being in South Dakota, the main occupation is Farmer. Most farmers are one of many out of a long family line of tilling the earth. They are all really good at what they do. Being a farmer is no easy job, but South Dakotans make it look easy.
    • Niche User
    • Feb 7 2015
    Wakonda has three main options for food. One of them is the gas station. It offers small snacks and beverages. The second would be the Cafe. Over the years, this establishment has seen a number of different owners over the course of its existence. The third option for food is at the Pit Bar and Lounge. It is in the basement of the old motel that used to be in operation in Wakonda.
    • Niche User
    • Feb 7 2015
    This town doesn't have too much going for it. It has a cafe, a bar, a school district, a gas station, a vehicle repair shop, and many churches. All in all, Wakonda gets by perfectly with the lack of modern societal conveniences and the residents don't seem to mind.
    • Niche User
    • Feb 7 2015