Tea is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 5,032 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tea is the 18th largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Tea was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Tea economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Tea, where the median household income is $75,473.00.
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.
Tea is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.38%), management occupations (12.79%), and sales jobs (12.71%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tea really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tea perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Tea is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Tea, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 93.22% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small city, Tea does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Tea are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.04% of adults in Tea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tea in 2010 was $30,573, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,292 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 Spanish and Italian.