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
3Spearfish, SDPopulation: 10,47081A+AA+ACBF
4Brandon, SDPopulation: 8,84880BB+A+ABBF
5Shindler, SDPopulation: 61880FAA+A+AAF
6Harrisburg, SDPopulation: 4,15280CAA+A+BBF
7Rapid Valley, SDPopulation: 8,28079BAA+B+BC+D
8Tea, SDPopulation: 3,87479C+AA+ABBF
9Pine Lakes Addition, SDPopulation: 41279DAA+BAB+F
10Colonial Pine Hills, SDPopulation: 2,63379FAA+A+AB+D
11Dell Rapids, SDPopulation: 3,63279B+A+A+AC+C+F
12Beresford, SDPopulation: 2,03479CA+A+AC+CD
13Canton, SDPopulation: 3,12979C+A+A+B+CCF
14Hartford, SDPopulation: 2,58679CAA+ABC+F
15Fort Pierre, SDPopulation: 2,17278C+A+A+B+BCF
16Vermillion, SDPopulation: 10,66278AA+B+AD+CD
17Pierre, SDPopulation: 13,68778AA+BABC+F
18Hill City, SDPopulation: 88878B+AA+BC+BF
19Dakota Dunes, SDPopulation: 2,70478FCA+A+AB+D
20Wall, SDPopulation: 90678BA+A+AC+DD
21Lennox, SDPopulation: 2,14977D+A+A+AC+CF
22Summerset, SDPopulation: 2,10477FB+A+ABBD
23Blackhawk, SDPopulation: 2,61077FA+A+ABC+D
24Madison, SDPopulation: 6,57577B+A+A+B+CD+F
25Sioux Falls, SDPopulation: 154,52677A+ACB+C+C+F
26Groton, SDPopulation: 1,55577CA+A+ABCF
27Aberdeen, SDPopulation: 26,16077A+A+B+B+CC+F
28North Sioux City, SDPopulation: 2,50577DA+A+B+BCD
29Yankton, SDPopulation: 14,43077AA+BBC+CD
30Pickstown, SDPopulation: 16477FA+A+A+BCD
31Crooks, SDPopulation: 1,28177FB+A+AB+BF
32Watertown, SDPopulation: 21,52477A+A+BB+CC+F
33Johnson Siding, SDPopulation: 64577FCA+AAB+D
34Lead, SDPopulation: 3,10777C+A+A+B+CD+F
35Philip, SDPopulation: 77177D+A+A+ACDD
36Jefferson, SDPopulation: 62476FA+A+B+BCD
37Rapid City, SDPopulation: 68,06076A+ADB+CC+D
38Elk Point, SDPopulation: 2,05976FA+A+B+BCD
39Sturgis, SDPopulation: 6,60276AA+ABCCF
40Belle Fourche, SDPopulation: 5,63376B+A+A+BCCF
41Onida, SDPopulation: 82576D+A+A+ABDF
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
46Hot Springs, SDPopulation: 3,65576A+A+A+BDDF
47Mitchell, SDPopulation: 15,26676A+A+CB+CCF
48Presho, SDPopulation: 41776D+A+A+AC+DF
49Baltic, SDPopulation: 1,07876DA+A+ABC+F
50Mobridge, SDPopulation: 3,36576B+A+A+BCDF
51Winner, SDPopulation: 2,89075BA+A+BCFD
52Miller, SDPopulation: 1,48275C+A+A+B+CFF
53North Spearfish, SDPopulation: 1,87375DA+A+ACBF
54Humboldt, SDPopulation: 48675DA+A+B+BCF
55Worthing, SDPopulation: 77175FA+A+BBCF
56Warner, SDPopulation: 40175FA+A+AB+C+F
57Parker, SDPopulation: 1,05875FA+A+B+C+D+F
58Anderson, SDPopulation: 23575FC+A+A+ABF
59Garretson, SDPopulation: 1,44575DA+A+AC+C+F
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
65Whitewood, SDPopulation: 1,01274FA+A+B+CCF
66Aurora, SDPopulation: 69674FA+A+AC+CF
67Dimock, SDPopulation: 10474FA+A+ACCF
68Gayville, SDPopulation: 40974FA+A+AC+DD
69Viborg, SDPopulation: 92574D+A+A+BDDD
70Montrose, SDPopulation: 54374DA+A+ACD+F
71Keystone, SDPopulation: 39774CA+A+C+D+CF
72Renner Corner, SDPopulation: 21174FAA+BC+BF
73Clear Lake, SDPopulation: 1,40274DA+A+BC+DF
74Centerville, SDPopulation: 90274DA+A+BCFD
75Alcester, SDPopulation: 68274DA+A+B+CDD
76Rosholt, SDPopulation: 42074DA+A+AC+FF
77New Underwood, SDPopulation: 62873FA+A+BCCD
78Valley Springs, SDPopulation: 66073FA+A+B+C+CF
79Huron, SDPopulation: 12,56373AA+C+BCDF
80Ipswich, SDPopulation: 89273DA+A+B+CCF
81Kadoka, SDPopulation: 61673DA+A+ACFD
82De Smet, SDPopulation: 1,19973DA+A+B+C+FF
83Lake Poinsett, SDPopulation: 41873FAA+A+BBF
84Oacoma, SDPopulation: 52173FA+A+BC+D+D
85Brant Lake, SDPopulation: 22373FAA+ABBF
86Parkston, SDPopulation: 1,44673CA+A+C+D+DF
87Green Valley, SDPopulation: 81973FAA+B+CC+D
88Blucksberg Mountain, SDPopulation: 45673FAA+C+BBF
89Tabor, SDPopulation: 41873FA+A+B+C+FD
90Bath, SDPopulation: 27573FAA+AB+D+F
91Colman, SDPopulation: 77973FA+A+A+CD+F
92Colton, SDPopulation: 88473FA+A+ABCF
93Howard, SDPopulation: 99573DA+A+B+CFF
94Alexandria, SDPopulation: 65473DA+A+ACDF
95Camp Crook, SDPopulation: 8472DAA+A+BFF
96Big Stone City, SDPopulation: 52672DA+A+BC+DF
97Arlington, SDPopulation: 93172D+A+A+BCD+F
98Meadow View Addition, SDPopulation: 50572FAA+A+CD+F
99Irene, SDPopulation: 53272DA+A+ACFD
100Hermosa, SDPopulation: 33272FA+A+BCD+D
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