Best Place to Raise Kids in South Dakota: Gettysburg

Nearby city: Pierre
Population: 1,001
Median family income: $50,624
Avg. school math score: 85.31 (State avg.: 78.94)
Avg. school reading score: 91.05 (State avg.: 78.59)

A small town in South Dakota farm country, Gettysburg offers much for kids and adults alike. The summer holds great swimming and other recreation at the West Whitlock Recreation Area, the schools are some of the best in the state, and the community is tight-knit.

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