Top 100 Cities In South Dakota

Best Places to Live in South Dakota AreaVibes scores the livability of more than 20,000 cities and neighborhoods across America based on their overall Livability Score. More infoTo sort by population, simply drag the slider left or right to find the range you're looking for. You can also sort each category by clicking on the category name to sort by highest to lowest or lowest to highest. If you've added up all the individual scores for each city and found that they don't equal 100, it's not because we're bad at math. Each category has a different weight, which results in the overall score being adjusted accordingly.
Rank  City
Livability Score
Cost of Living
Crime Index
1Brookings, SD82A+A+A+B+CBF
2Brandon, SD81CA+A+B+B+B+D
3Fort Pierre, SD81BA+A+BBC+D
4North Spearfish, SD80CA+A+BC+BD
5Sioux Falls, SD80A+A+C+BBBD
6North Sioux City, SD79CA+A+BBC+D+
7Vermillion, SD79BA+A+B+CC+D
8Aberdeen, SD79A+A+AC+C+C+F
9Hartford, SD79CA+A+C+BBD
10Sturgis, SD79BA+A+C+CC+D
11Rapid Valley, SD78D+A+A+BBC+D
12Beresford, SD78C+A+A+CC+C+D
13Dell Rapids, SD78CA+A+C+BBD
14Spearfish, SD78AA+BBCBD
15Yankton, SD78AA+B+BC+C+D
16Colonial Pine Hills, SD78FA+A+BAAD
17Huron, SD78AA+A+C+CCD
18Pierre, SD78B+A+C+BBBD
19Blackhawk, SD78FA+A+BBBD
20Lennox, SD77CA+A+C+C+BD
21Madison, SD77C+A+A+BCC+F
22Chamberlain, SD77CA+A+CC+C+D
23Garretson, SD77DA+A+BBC+D
24Custer, SD77CA+A+BC+C+F
25Hot Springs, SD77B+A+A+C+CCF
26Tea, SD77DA+A+BB+BD
27Canton, SD77D+A+A+C+BC+D
28Watertown, SD76A+A+BC+C+BF
29Belle Fourche, SD76B+A+ACCCD
30Elk Point, SD76FA+A+C+BBD+
31Rapid City, SD76A+A+FC+C+BD
32Parker, SD76FA+A+BC+C+D
33Groton, SD76D+A+A+C+BC+F
34Winner, SD76BA+A+CCD+D+
35Platte, SD75CA+A+D+CCD
36Mitchell, SD75B+A+BCCC+D
37Salem, SD75DA+A+C+C+CD
38Wessington Springs, SD75DA+A+BC+D+D
39Miller, SD75CA+A+CCD+D
40Milbank, SD75CA+A+CCC+F
41Volga, SD75FA+A+B+BC+F
42Parkston, SD75CA+A+DCCD
43Arlington, SD74DA+A+C+C+CF
44Lead, SD74FA+A+BCD+D
45Wagner, SD74CA+A+DD+CD
46Clark, SD74CA+A+CCD+F
47De Smet, SD74DA+A+C+CD+D
48Britton, SD74DA+A+C+CD+F
49Mobridge, SD73B+A+ACCD+F
50Tyndall, SD73FA+A+D+CCD
51Gettysburg, SD73FA+A+C+CDF
52Freeman, SD73FA+A+D+CCD
53Clear Lake, SD72DA+A+CCD+F
54Gregory, SD72D+A+A+CD+FD+
55Deadwood, SD71DA+C+C+CC+D
56Flandreau, SD71C+A+C+CCCF
57Webster, SD71FA+A+CCDF
58Howard, SD71DA+A+D+CFD
59Redfield, SD70FA+A+CCDD
60Lemmon, SD70CA+A+CCFF
61Box Elder, SD70FA+AC+C+CD
62North Eagle Butte, SD70CA+A+D+D+FF
63Rosebud, SD70FA+A+CD+FD+
64Oglala, SD69FA+A+DDCD
65Martin, SD69D+A+BCCFD
66Pine Ridge, SD66DA+A+FD+FD
67Sisseton, SD66D+A+DD+CD+F
68Eureka, SD66D+A+A+FD+FF
69Fort Thompson, SD64FA+A+FFFD