Tea is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 4,839 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tea is the 18th largest community in South Dakota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Tea, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Tea, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Tea’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Tea does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,556.00.
Tea real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Tea house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tea is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tea is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tea who work in office and administrative support (14.41%), sales jobs (13.63%), and management occupations (13.43%).
Also of interest is that Tea has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Tea is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Tea is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Tea’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Tea is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Tea citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.18% of adults in Tea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tea in 2010 was $31,518, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,072 for a family of four. However, Tea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Tea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tea include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Tea is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.