Bennett County, South Dakota is located in the southwestern corner of the state and is part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The county has a population of 4,842 people, with a median age of 27.4 years, and a median household income of $35,939. The poverty rate is 37.4%, and the unemployment rate is 4.5%.
The economy of Bennett County is largely based on agriculture and tourism. The county is home to several tourist attractions, including the Badlands National Park, the Oglala National Grassland, and the Black Hills National Forest. The county is also home to several Native American tribes, including the Oglala Lakota and the Rosebud Sioux.
The educational attainment of Bennett County is slightly below the national average. The high school graduation rate is 73.2%, compared to the national average of 85.3%. The percentage of adults with a bachelor's degree or higher is 11.1%, compared to the national average of 33.4%.
The real estate market in Bennett County is relatively affordable. The median home value is $102,500, compared to the national average of $219,700. The median rent is $557, compared to the national average of $1,092. The median household income is $35,939, and the median rent is $557. The median home value is lower than the national average, but the median rent is higher than the national average.
Overall, Bennett County is a rural area with a population of 4,842 people. The economy is largely based on agriculture and tourism, and the educational attainment is slightly below the national average. The real estate market is relatively affordable, with a median home value of $102,500 and a median rent of $557.