Best Places To Live In South Dakota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,350
83
  • Beresford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,411
82
  • Platte, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,427
82
  • Tyndall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,188
82
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,645
82
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,565
82
  • Gettysburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,225
82
  • Elk Point, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,075
81
  • De Smet, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,223
81
  • Freeman, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,275
81
  • Custer, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,918
81
  • Britton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,442
81
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,836
81
  • Wall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 912
81
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,678
81
  • Dell Rapids, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,687
81
  • Blackhawk, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,754
81
  • Tea, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,226
81
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,979
81
  • Onida, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 757
80
  • North Sioux City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,551
80
  • Redfield, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,583
80
  • Hill City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,171
80
  • Parker, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,138
80
  • Centerville, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 758
80
  • Garretson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,305
80
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,795
80
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,652
80
  • Whitewood, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 899
80
  • Avon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 618
80
  • Parkston, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,781
80
  • Milbank, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,310
80
  • Miller, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,494
80
  • Fort Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,322
80
  • Burke, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 678
80
  • Lennox, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,155
80
  • Clear Lake, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,374
80
  • Kimball, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 522
80
  • Faith, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 413
79
  • Volga, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,259
79
  • Salem, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,377
79
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,619
79
  • Springfield, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,926
79
  • Canton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,218
79
  • Piedmont, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 878
79
  • Irene, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 531
79
  • Clark, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,039
79
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
79
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,830
79
  • Hartford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,781
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.