Tea, SD
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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. Tea has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Tea, where the median household income is $76,078.00.

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 (15.18%), management occupations (13.51%), and sales jobs (11.15%).

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.

Because of many things, Tea is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Tea a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Tea has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Tea’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Tea doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Tea are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.29% of adults in Tea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tea in 2010 was $32,015, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,060 for a family of four.

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, Dutch, and English.

The most common language spoken in Tea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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