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 815,871 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
1Lake Madison, SDPopulation: 52980B+A+A+ABBF
2Brookings, SDPopulation: 22,06580A+AA+ACC+F
3Brandon, SDPopulation: 8,84880BB+A+ABBF
4Shindler, SDPopulation: 61879FA+A+A+AAF
5Colonial Pine Hills, SDPopulation: 2,63379FA+A+A+AB+D
6Spearfish, SDPopulation: 10,47079A+AAACBF
7Pine Lakes Addition, SDPopulation: 41278DA+A+BAB+F
8Harrisburg, SDPopulation: 4,15278CAA+A+BBF
9Dell Rapids, SDPopulation: 3,63278B+A+A+AC+C+F
10Pierre, SDPopulation: 13,68778AA+C+ABC+F
11Canton, SDPopulation: 3,12978C+A+A+B+CCF
12Hartford, SDPopulation: 2,58678CAA+ABC+F
13Fort Pierre, SDPopulation: 2,17277C+A+A+B+BCF
14Dakota Dunes, SDPopulation: 2,70477FCA+A+AB+D
15Tea, SDPopulation: 3,87477C+AAABBF
16Rapid Valley, SDPopulation: 8,28077BAAB+BC+D
17Beresford, SDPopulation: 2,03477CA+AAC+CD
18Vermillion, SDPopulation: 10,66277AA+C+AD+CD
19Summerset, SDPopulation: 2,10477FB+A+ABBD
20Sioux Falls, SDPopulation: 154,52677A+ACB+C+C+F
21Philip, SDPopulation: 77177D+A+A+ACDD
22Jefferson, SDPopulation: 62476FA+A+B+BCD
23Blackhawk, SDPopulation: 2,61076FA+A+ABC+D
24Rapid City, SDPopulation: 68,06076A+ADB+CC+D
25Groton, SDPopulation: 1,55576CA+A+ABCF
26Lennox, SDPopulation: 2,14976D+A+A+AC+CF
27Yankton, SDPopulation: 14,43076AA+CBC+CD
28Crooks, SDPopulation: 1,28176FB+A+AB+BF
29Watertown, SDPopulation: 21,52476A+A+C+B+CC+F
30Aberdeen, SDPopulation: 26,16076A+A+C+B+CC+F
31Madison, SDPopulation: 6,57576B+A+A+B+CD+F
32Wall, SDPopulation: 90676BA+B+AC+DD
33Hill City, SDPopulation: 88876B+AABC+BF
34Johnson Siding, SDPopulation: 64576FCA+AAB+D
35Anderson, SDPopulation: 23576FAA+A+ABF
36North Sioux City, SDPopulation: 2,50576DA+A+B+BCD
37Mitchell, SDPopulation: 15,26675A+A+CB+CCF
38Bath Corner, SDPopulation: 9275FA+AA+BC+F
39Elk Point, SDPopulation: 2,05975FA+A+B+BCD
40Worthing, SDPopulation: 77175FA+A+BBCF
41Custer, SDPopulation: 2,34675CA+A+AD+CF
42Platte, SDPopulation: 1,31375CA+A+BCDD
43Sturgis, SDPopulation: 6,60275AA+BBCCF
44Pickstown, SDPopulation: 16475FA+AA+BCD
45Baltic, SDPopulation: 1,07875DA+A+ABC+F
46Milbank, SDPopulation: 3,33275BA+A+C+CD+F
47Miller, SDPopulation: 1,48275C+A+A+B+CFF
48North Spearfish, SDPopulation: 1,87375DA+A+ACBF
49Hot Springs, SDPopulation: 3,65575A+A+ABDDF
50Onida, SDPopulation: 82574D+A+B+ABDF
51Belle Fourche, SDPopulation: 5,63374B+A+BBCCF
52Winner, SDPopulation: 2,89074BA+ABCFD
53Lead, SDPopulation: 3,10774C+A+AB+CD+F
54Parker, SDPopulation: 1,05874FA+A+B+C+D+F
55Okaton, SDPopulation: 3774FA+CA+A+CD
56Whitewood, SDPopulation: 1,01274FA+A+B+CCF
57Kimball, SDPopulation: 66874DA+A+B+CDD
58Garretson, SDPopulation: 1,44574DA+A+AC+C+F
59Presho, SDPopulation: 41774D+A+B+AC+DF
60Viborg, SDPopulation: 92574D+A+A+BDDD
61Rosholt, SDPopulation: 42073DA+A+AC+FF
62Salem, SDPopulation: 1,43773DA+A+ACDF
63Mobridge, SDPopulation: 3,36573B+A+B+BCDF
64Humboldt, SDPopulation: 48673DA+AB+BCF
65Warner, SDPopulation: 40173FA+AAB+C+F
66Kadoka, SDPopulation: 61673DA+A+ACFD
67Centerville, SDPopulation: 90273DA+A+BCFD
68Parkston, SDPopulation: 1,44673CA+A+C+D+DF
69Britton, SDPopulation: 1,44473DA+A+B+C+D+F
70Redfield, SDPopulation: 2,28773BA+A+B+D+FF
71Irene, SDPopulation: 53272DA+A+ACFD
72Lake Poinsett, SDPopulation: 41872FA+A+A+BBF
73Clear Lake, SDPopulation: 1,40272DA+A+BC+DF
74Huron, SDPopulation: 12,56372AA+CBCDF
75Brant Lake, SDPopulation: 22372FA+A+ABBF
76Hermosa, SDPopulation: 33272FA+A+BCD+D
77Volin, SDPopulation: 21772FA+B+ABDD
78Burke, SDPopulation: 67272DA+A+B+CFD
79De Smet, SDPopulation: 1,19972DA+A+B+C+FF
80Freeman, SDPopulation: 1,26872FA+A+B+CDD
81Gann Valley, SDPopulation: 2572FA+B+A+A+FD
82Bath, SDPopulation: 27572FA+B+AB+D+F
83Avon, SDPopulation: 60372FA+A+BCFD
84Renner Corner, SDPopulation: 21172FAA+BC+BF
85Blucksberg Mountain, SDPopulation: 45672FA+A+C+BBF
86Dimock, SDPopulation: 10472FA+B+ACCF
87Aurora, SDPopulation: 69672FA+AAC+CF
88Gayville, SDPopulation: 40972FA+B+AC+DD
89Montrose, SDPopulation: 54372DA+B+ACD+F
90Green Valley, SDPopulation: 81972FA+AB+CC+D
91Chamberlain, SDPopulation: 2,78372BA+DB+CCD
92Virgil, SDPopulation: 972FA+A+ADAF
93Estelline, SDPopulation: 73771D+A+A+CCDF
94Keystone, SDPopulation: 39771CA+B+C+D+CF
95Alcester, SDPopulation: 68271DA+B+B+CDD
96New Underwood, SDPopulation: 62871FA+B+BCCD
97Tyndall, SDPopulation: 1,25271FA+A+BCFD
98Gettysburg, SDPopulation: 1,23171FA+A+B+C+FF
99Valley Springs, SDPopulation: 66071FA+B+B+C+CF
100Ipswich, SDPopulation: 89271DA+B+B+CCF
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