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
3Brandon, SDPopulation: 8,84880BB+A+ABBF
4Shindler, SDPopulation: 61880FAA+A+AAF
5Harrisburg, SDPopulation: 4,15280CAA+A+BBF
6Rapid Valley, SDPopulation: 8,28079BAA+B+BC+D
7Beresford, SDPopulation: 2,03479CA+A+AC+CD
8Pine Lakes Addition, SDPopulation: 41279DAA+BAB+F
9Colonial Pine Hills, SDPopulation: 2,63379FAA+A+AB+D
10Dell Rapids, SDPopulation: 3,63279B+A+A+AC+C+F
11Hartford, SDPopulation: 2,58679CAA+ABC+F
12Fort Pierre, SDPopulation: 2,17278C+A+A+B+BCF
13Vermillion, SDPopulation: 10,66278AA+B+AD+CD
14Aberdeen, SDPopulation: 26,16078A+A+AB+CC+F
15Wall, SDPopulation: 90678BA+A+AC+DD
16Hill City, SDPopulation: 88878B+AA+BC+BF
17Dakota Dunes, SDPopulation: 2,70478FCA+A+AB+D
18Spearfish, SDPopulation: 10,47078A+ABACBF
19Sturgis, SDPopulation: 6,60278AA+A+BCCF
20Lennox, SDPopulation: 2,14977D+A+A+AC+CF
21Summerset, SDPopulation: 2,10477FB+A+ABBD
22Blackhawk, SDPopulation: 2,61077FA+A+ABC+D
23Madison, SDPopulation: 6,57577B+A+A+B+CD+F
24Tea, SDPopulation: 3,87477C+AAABBF
25Watertown, SDPopulation: 21,52477A+A+BB+CC+F
26North Sioux City, SDPopulation: 2,50577DA+A+B+BCD
27Groton, SDPopulation: 1,55577CA+A+ABCF
28Pickstown, SDPopulation: 16477FA+A+A+BCD
29Sioux Falls, SDPopulation: 154,52677A+ACB+C+C+F
30Crooks, SDPopulation: 1,28177FB+A+AB+BF
31Mitchell, SDPopulation: 15,26677A+A+C+B+CCF
32Johnson Siding, SDPopulation: 64577FCA+AAB+D
33Yankton, SDPopulation: 14,43077AA+C+BC+CD
34Pierre, SDPopulation: 13,68777AA+CABC+F
35Lead, SDPopulation: 3,10777C+A+A+B+CD+F
36Philip, SDPopulation: 77177D+A+A+ACDD
37Winner, SDPopulation: 2,89077BA+A+BCFD
38Jefferson, SDPopulation: 62476FA+A+B+BCD
39Hot Springs, SDPopulation: 3,65576A+A+A+BDDF
40Onida, SDPopulation: 82576D+A+A+ABDF
41Elk Point, SDPopulation: 2,05976FA+A+B+BCD
42Custer, SDPopulation: 2,34676CA+A+AD+CF
43Milbank, SDPopulation: 3,33276BA+A+C+CD+F
44Platte, SDPopulation: 1,31376CA+A+BCDD
45Bath Corner, SDPopulation: 9276FAA+A+BC+F
46Presho, SDPopulation: 41776D+A+A+AC+DF
47Canton, SDPopulation: 3,12976C+A+B+B+CCF
48Baltic, SDPopulation: 1,07876DA+A+ABC+F
49Humboldt, SDPopulation: 48676DA+A+B+BCF
50Miller, SDPopulation: 1,48275C+A+A+B+CFF
51North Spearfish, SDPopulation: 1,87375DA+A+ACBF
52Worthing, SDPopulation: 77175FA+A+BBCF
53Warner, SDPopulation: 40175FA+A+AB+C+F
54Parker, SDPopulation: 1,05875FA+A+B+C+D+F
55Anderson, SDPopulation: 23575FC+A+A+ABF
56Mobridge, SDPopulation: 3,36575B+A+A+BCDF
57Rapid City, SDPopulation: 68,06075A+AFB+CC+D
58Garretson, SDPopulation: 1,44575DA+A+AC+C+F
59Okaton, SDPopulation: 3775FC+A+A+A+CD
60Salem, SDPopulation: 1,43775DA+A+ACDF
61Volin, SDPopulation: 21774FA+A+ABDD
62Kimball, SDPopulation: 66874DA+A+B+CDD
63Redfield, SDPopulation: 2,28774BA+A+B+D+FF
64Britton, SDPopulation: 1,44474DA+A+B+C+D+F
65Belle Fourche, SDPopulation: 5,63374B+A+BBCCF
66Aurora, SDPopulation: 69674FA+A+AC+CF
67Dimock, SDPopulation: 10474FA+A+ACCF
68Gayville, SDPopulation: 40974FA+A+AC+DD
69Whitewood, SDPopulation: 1,01274FA+A+B+CCF
70Montrose, SDPopulation: 54374DA+A+ACD+F
71Keystone, SDPopulation: 39774CA+A+C+D+CF
72Viborg, SDPopulation: 92574D+A+A+BDDD
73Alcester, SDPopulation: 68274DA+A+B+CDD
74Renner Corner, SDPopulation: 21174FAA+BC+BF
75Clear Lake, SDPopulation: 1,40274DA+A+BC+DF
76New Underwood, SDPopulation: 62874FA+A+BCCD
77Centerville, SDPopulation: 90274DA+A+BCFD
78Rosholt, SDPopulation: 42074DA+A+AC+FF
79Valley Springs, SDPopulation: 66073FA+A+B+C+CF
80Ipswich, SDPopulation: 89273DA+A+B+CCF
81Oacoma, SDPopulation: 52173FA+A+BC+D+D
82De Smet, SDPopulation: 1,19973DA+A+B+C+FF
83Lake Poinsett, SDPopulation: 41873FAA+A+BBF
84Brant Lake, SDPopulation: 22373FAA+ABBF
85Parkston, SDPopulation: 1,44673CA+A+C+D+DF
86Green Valley, SDPopulation: 81973FAA+B+CC+D
87Tabor, SDPopulation: 41873FA+A+B+C+FD
88Blucksberg Mountain, SDPopulation: 45673FAA+C+BBF
89Bath, SDPopulation: 27573FAA+AB+D+F
90Huron, SDPopulation: 12,56373AA+CBCDF
91Colman, SDPopulation: 77973FA+A+A+CD+F
92Colton, SDPopulation: 88473FA+A+ABCF
93Deadwood, SDPopulation: 1,12473DA+A+BCCF
94Howard, SDPopulation: 99573DA+A+B+CFF
95Alexandria, SDPopulation: 65473DA+A+ACDF
96Camp Crook, SDPopulation: 8473DAA+A+BFF
97Big Stone City, SDPopulation: 52673DA+A+BC+DF
98Arlington, SDPopulation: 93173D+A+A+BCD+F
99Meadow View Addition, SDPopulation: 50573FAA+A+CD+F
100Armour, SDPopulation: 65073D+A+A+BCFF
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