Best Places To Live In South Dakota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,350
80
  • Tea, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,226
80
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,645
80
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,678
80
  • Lake Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 776
80
  • Custer, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,918
80
  • Beresford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,411
80
  • Dell Rapids, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,687
79
  • Hartford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,781
79
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,836
79
  • North Sioux City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,551
79
  • Fort Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,322
79
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,979
79
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,619
79
  • Groton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,817
78
  • Platte, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,427
78
  • Piedmont, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 878
78
  • Blackhawk, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,754
78
  • Hill City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,171
78
  • Lennox, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,155
78
  • Onida, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 757
78
  • Britton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,442
78
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 160,964
78
  • Garretson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,305
78
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,795
78
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,565
78
  • Vermillion, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,697
78
  • Elk Point, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,075
78
  • Parker, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,138
78
  • Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,885
78
  • Canton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,218
78
  • De Smet, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,223
77
  • Rapid City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,126
77
  • Volga, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,259
77
  • Wall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 912
77
  • Tyndall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,188
77
  • Worthing, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 937
77
  • Crooks, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,547
77
  • Milbank, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,310
77
  • Mitchell, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,490
77
  • Gettysburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,225
77
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,652
77
  • Summerset, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,240
77
  • Miller, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,494
77
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,830
77
  • Colonial Pine Hills, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,328
77
  • Salem, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,377
76
  • Dakota Dunes, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,895
76
  • Yankton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,513
76
  • Rosholt, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 551
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in South Dakota for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in South Dakota is calculated out of 100 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 834,708 and a population density of 10.8 people per square mile. The capital city is Pierre and the largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.