Best Places to Live in South Dakota

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in South Dakota by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in South Dakota is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. South Dakota has a population of 844,877 and a population density of 10.8. The capital city is Pierre and the largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Brookings, SDPopulation: 22,06581A+AA+ACC+F
2Lake Madison, SDPopulation: 52981B+AA+ABBF
3Harrisburg, SDPopulation: 4,15280CAA+A+BBF
4Shindler, SDPopulation: 61880FAA+A+AAF
5Beresford, SDPopulation: 2,03479CA+A+AC+CD
6Pine Lakes Addition, SDPopulation: 41279DAA+BAB+F
7Brandon, SDPopulation: 8,84879CB+A+ABBF
8Hartford, SDPopulation: 2,58679CAA+ABC+F
9Fort Pierre, SDPopulation: 2,17278C+A+A+B+BCF
10Wall, SDPopulation: 90678BA+A+AC+DD
11Colonial Pine Hills, SDPopulation: 2,63378FAA+A+AB+D
12Hill City, SDPopulation: 88878B+AA+BC+BF
13Rapid Valley, SDPopulation: 8,28078D+AA+B+BC+D
14Dakota Dunes, SDPopulation: 2,70478FCA+A+AB+D
15Aberdeen, SDPopulation: 26,16078A+A+AB+CC+F
16Lennox, SDPopulation: 2,14977D+A+A+AC+CF
17Summerset, SDPopulation: 2,10477FB+A+ABBD
18Blackhawk, SDPopulation: 2,61077FA+A+ABC+D
19Sioux Falls, SDPopulation: 154,52677A+ACB+C+C+F
20North Sioux City, SDPopulation: 2,50577DA+A+B+BCD
21Groton, SDPopulation: 1,55577CA+A+ABCF
22Pickstown, SDPopulation: 16477FA+A+A+BCD
23Crooks, SDPopulation: 1,28177FB+A+AB+BF
24Johnson Siding, SDPopulation: 64577FCA+AAB+D
25Philip, SDPopulation: 77177D+A+A+ACDD
26Dell Rapids, SDPopulation: 3,63276CA+A+AC+C+F
27Spearfish, SDPopulation: 10,47076AABACBF
28Jefferson, SDPopulation: 62476FA+A+B+BCD
29Yankton, SDPopulation: 14,43076AA+C+BC+CD
30Onida, SDPopulation: 82576D+A+A+ABDF
31Elk Point, SDPopulation: 2,05976FA+A+B+BCD
32Custer, SDPopulation: 2,34676CA+A+AD+CF
33Watertown, SDPopulation: 21,52476A+A+BB+CC+F
34Platte, SDPopulation: 1,31376CA+A+BCDD
35Sturgis, SDPopulation: 6,60276BA+A+BCCF
36Bath Corner, SDPopulation: 9276FAA+A+BC+F
37Presho, SDPopulation: 41776D+A+A+AC+DF
38Vermillion, SDPopulation: 10,66276BA+B+AD+CD
39Pierre, SDPopulation: 13,68776B+A+CABC+F
40Baltic, SDPopulation: 1,07876DA+A+ABC+F
41Humboldt, SDPopulation: 48676DA+A+B+BCF
42Miller, SDPopulation: 1,48275C+A+A+B+CFF
43North Spearfish, SDPopulation: 1,87375DA+A+ACBF
44Madison, SDPopulation: 6,57575C+A+A+B+CD+F
45Winner, SDPopulation: 2,89075CA+A+BCFD
46Worthing, SDPopulation: 77175FA+A+BBCF
47Warner, SDPopulation: 40175FA+A+AB+C+F
48Tea, SDPopulation: 3,87475DAAABBF
49Parker, SDPopulation: 1,05875FA+A+B+C+D+F
50Mitchell, SDPopulation: 15,26675B+A+C+B+CCF
51Anderson, SDPopulation: 23575FC+A+A+ABF
52Mobridge, SDPopulation: 3,36575B+A+A+BCDF
53Hot Springs, SDPopulation: 3,65575B+A+A+BDDF
54Garretson, SDPopulation: 1,44575DA+A+AC+C+F
55Salem, SDPopulation: 1,43775DA+A+ACDF
56Rapid City, SDPopulation: 68,06075A+AFB+CC+D
57Volin, SDPopulation: 21774FA+A+ABDD
58Kimball, SDPopulation: 66874DA+A+B+CDD
59Milbank, SDPopulation: 3,33274CA+A+C+CD+F
60Canton, SDPopulation: 3,12974D+A+B+B+CCF
61Redfield, SDPopulation: 2,28774BA+A+B+D+FF
62Okaton, SDPopulation: 3774FC+A+A+A+CD
63Britton, SDPopulation: 1,44474DA+A+B+C+D+F
64Aurora, SDPopulation: 69674FA+A+AC+CF
65Dimock, SDPopulation: 10474FA+A+ACCF
66Gayville, SDPopulation: 40974FA+A+AC+DD
67Whitewood, SDPopulation: 1,01274FA+A+B+CCF
68Lead, SDPopulation: 3,10774FA+A+B+CD+F
69Montrose, SDPopulation: 54374DA+A+ACD+F
70Keystone, SDPopulation: 39774CA+A+C+D+CF
71Viborg, SDPopulation: 92574D+A+A+BDDD
72Alcester, SDPopulation: 68274DA+A+B+CDD
73Renner Corner, SDPopulation: 21174FAA+BC+BF
74Clear Lake, SDPopulation: 1,40274DA+A+BC+DF
75New Underwood, SDPopulation: 62874FA+A+BCCD
76Centerville, SDPopulation: 90274DA+A+BCFD
77Rosholt, SDPopulation: 42074DA+A+AC+FF
78Valley Springs, SDPopulation: 66073FA+A+B+C+CF
79Ipswich, SDPopulation: 89273DA+A+B+CCF
80Oacoma, SDPopulation: 52173FA+A+BC+D+D
81De Smet, SDPopulation: 1,19973DA+A+B+C+FF
82Lake Poinsett, SDPopulation: 41873FAA+A+BBF
83Brant Lake, SDPopulation: 22373FAA+ABBF
84Parkston, SDPopulation: 1,44673CA+A+C+D+DF
85Green Valley, SDPopulation: 81973FAA+B+CC+D
86Tabor, SDPopulation: 41873FA+A+B+C+FD
87Blucksberg Mountain, SDPopulation: 45673FAA+C+BBF
88Bath, SDPopulation: 27573FAA+AB+D+F
89Colman, SDPopulation: 77973FA+A+A+CD+F
90Colton, SDPopulation: 88473FA+A+ABCF
91Deadwood, SDPopulation: 1,12473DA+A+BCCF
92Howard, SDPopulation: 99573DA+A+B+CFF
93Alexandria, SDPopulation: 65473DA+A+ACDF
94Camp Crook, SDPopulation: 8473DAA+A+BFF
95Big Stone City, SDPopulation: 52673DA+A+BC+DF
96Arlington, SDPopulation: 93173D+A+A+BCD+F
97Meadow View Addition, SDPopulation: 50573FAA+A+CD+F
98Armour, SDPopulation: 65073D+A+A+BCFF
99Irene, SDPopulation: 53272DA+A+ACFD
100Hermosa, SDPopulation: 33272FA+A+BCD+D
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