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Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

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12 Businesses That Would Do Great in Sioux Falls' Abandoned Gordmans Building

For thirty years the people of Sioux Falls saw the sign for Gordmans off-price department store across the parking lot from the Empire Mall.

In September of 2020, the store closed for its final time. Since then the building has sat empty, something that doesn't happen too often in Sioux Falls.

We were wondering what people in Sioux Falls would like to see take over the space. Some folks wanted their Gordmans back. It was a great place to find deals on clothing. But, all the Gordmans are gone, so that's a no-go.

And since we've gotten our Chick Fil A and Chipotle, the city is primed for another thing to line up for.

10 Smallest Towns in South Dakota

South Dakota is loaded with small towns in every corner of the state. But where are the tiniest towns in the Mount Rushmore state?

According to the latest census data, here are the ten smallest towns in all of South Dakota. You won't believe which tiny town lands at number one.

 

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

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The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Vermillion.

If you're a little shocked to see this, you're not alone. Most in the Sioux Empire view Vermillion as a vibrant college town with a great sense of community pride.

The study mainly criticized Vermillion's lack of resources for single women. The article states that nearly 33 percent of single women in the city are living in poverty. It also notes that women in Vermillion only make .68 cents on every dollar a man makes on average.

The site also provided a list of the 20 Best Cities and Towns in South Dakota, and low and behold, Vermillion also makes the cut.

The article points to the great homes available for first-time buyers, the exciting USD atmosphere, and all of the amazing shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Number one on the list of the best cities was Dakota Dunes, followed by Brookings and Brandon.

For a full look at both the best and worst towns in South Dakota for 2021, check out the articles from Money Inc. here.

Story Source: Money Inc

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