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: 22,06580A+AA+ACC+F
2Brandon, SDPopulation: 8,84880BB+A+ABBF
3Lake Madison, SDPopulation: 52980B+AA+ABBF
4Spearfish, SDPopulation: 10,47079A+AAACBF
5Shindler, SDPopulation: 61879FAA+A+AAF
6Colonial Pine Hills, SDPopulation: 2,63379FAA+A+AB+D
7Harrisburg, SDPopulation: 4,15278CAA+A+BBF
8Pine Lakes Addition, SDPopulation: 41278DAA+BAB+F
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
26Crooks, SDPopulation: 1,28176FB+A+AB+BF
27Yankton, SDPopulation: 14,43076AA+CBC+CD
28Lennox, SDPopulation: 2,14976D+A+A+AC+CF
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
32Hill City, SDPopulation: 88876B+AABC+BF
33Wall, SDPopulation: 90676BA+B+AC+DD
34Johnson Siding, SDPopulation: 64576FCA+AAB+D
35North Sioux City, SDPopulation: 2,50576DA+A+B+BCD
36Mitchell, SDPopulation: 15,26675A+A+CB+CCF
37Elk Point, SDPopulation: 2,05975FA+A+B+BCD
38Worthing, SDPopulation: 77175FA+A+BBCF
39Custer, SDPopulation: 2,34675CA+A+AD+CF
40Platte, SDPopulation: 1,31375CA+A+BCDD
41Sturgis, SDPopulation: 6,60275AA+BBCCF
42Pickstown, SDPopulation: 16475FA+AA+BCD
43Baltic, SDPopulation: 1,07875DA+A+ABC+F
44Milbank, SDPopulation: 3,33275BA+A+C+CD+F
45Miller, SDPopulation: 1,48275C+A+A+B+CFF
46North Spearfish, SDPopulation: 1,87375DA+A+ACBF
47Hot Springs, SDPopulation: 3,65574A+A+ABDDF
48Belle Fourche, SDPopulation: 5,63374B+A+BBCCF
49Onida, SDPopulation: 82574D+A+B+ABDF
50Winner, SDPopulation: 2,89074BA+ABCFD
51Bath Corner, SDPopulation: 9274FAAA+BC+F
52Lead, SDPopulation: 3,10774C+A+AB+CD+F
53Parker, SDPopulation: 1,05874FA+A+B+C+D+F
54Whitewood, SDPopulation: 1,01274FA+A+B+CCF
55Kimball, SDPopulation: 66874DA+A+B+CDD
56Garretson, SDPopulation: 1,44574DA+A+AC+C+F
57Presho, SDPopulation: 41774D+A+B+AC+DF
58Viborg, SDPopulation: 92574D+A+A+BDDD
59Anderson, SDPopulation: 23573FC+A+A+ABF
60Salem, SDPopulation: 1,43773DA+A+ACDF
61Rosholt, SDPopulation: 42073DA+A+AC+FF
62Mobridge, SDPopulation: 3,36573B+A+B+BCDF
63Humboldt, SDPopulation: 48673DA+AB+BCF
64Warner, SDPopulation: 40173FA+AAB+C+F
65Kadoka, SDPopulation: 61673DA+A+ACFD
66Centerville, SDPopulation: 90273DA+A+BCFD
67Parkston, SDPopulation: 1,44673CA+A+C+D+DF
68Britton, SDPopulation: 1,44473DA+A+B+C+D+F
69Redfield, SDPopulation: 2,28773BA+A+B+D+FF
70Irene, SDPopulation: 53272DA+A+ACFD
71Clear Lake, SDPopulation: 1,40272DA+A+BC+DF
72Hermosa, SDPopulation: 33272FA+A+BCD+D
73Huron, SDPopulation: 12,56372AA+CBCDF
74Volin, SDPopulation: 21772FA+B+ABDD
75Burke, SDPopulation: 67272DA+A+B+CFD
76De Smet, SDPopulation: 1,19972DA+A+B+C+FF
77Freeman, SDPopulation: 1,26872FA+A+B+CDD
78Lake Poinsett, SDPopulation: 41872FAA+A+BBF
79Brant Lake, SDPopulation: 22372FAA+ABBF
80Renner Corner, SDPopulation: 21172FAA+BC+BF
81Avon, SDPopulation: 60372FA+A+BCFD
82Aurora, SDPopulation: 69672FA+AAC+CF
83Dimock, SDPopulation: 10472FA+B+ACCF
84Gayville, SDPopulation: 40972FA+B+AC+DD
85Montrose, SDPopulation: 54372DA+B+ACD+F
86Chamberlain, SDPopulation: 2,78372BA+DB+CCD
87Keystone, SDPopulation: 39772CA+B+C+D+CF
88Alcester, SDPopulation: 68271DA+B+B+CDD
89Estelline, SDPopulation: 73771D+A+A+CCDF
90Tyndall, SDPopulation: 1,25271FA+A+BCFD
91New Underwood, SDPopulation: 62871FA+B+BCCD
92Gettysburg, SDPopulation: 1,23171FA+A+B+C+FF
93Blucksberg Mountain, SDPopulation: 45671FAA+C+BBF
94Oacoma, SDPopulation: 52171FA+B+BC+D+D
95Ipswich, SDPopulation: 89271DA+B+B+CCF
96Valley Springs, SDPopulation: 66071FA+B+B+C+CF
97Faith, SDPopulation: 35471DA+A+C+C+FF
98Green Valley, SDPopulation: 81971FAAB+CC+D
99Okaton, SDPopulation: 3771FC+CA+A+CD
100Deadwood, SDPopulation: 1,12471DA+BBCCF
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