Best Places To Live In South Dakota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,848
79
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,152
79
  • Blackhawk, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,610
79
  • Tea, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,874
78
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,065
78
  • North Sioux City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,505
78
  • Custer, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,346
78
  • Beresford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,034
78
  • Hartford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,586
78
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,470
78
  • Dell Rapids, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,632
78
  • Fort Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,172
77
  • Elk Point, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,059
77
  • Lennox, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,149
77
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,280
77
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,160
77
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 154,526
77
  • Vermillion, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,662
77
  • Crooks, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,281
77
  • Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,687
76
  • Philip, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 771
76
  • Rapid City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,060
76
  • Hill City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 888
76
  • Summerset, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,104
76
  • Platte, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,313
76
  • Canton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,129
76
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,602
76
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,655
76
  • Britton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,444
76
  • Groton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,555
76
  • Wall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 906
76
  • Jefferson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 624
76
  • Kimball, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 668
75
  • Dakota Dunes, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,704
75
  • Yankton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,430
75
  • Colonial Pine Hills, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,633
75
  • Mitchell, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,266
75
  • Parker, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,058
75
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,633
75
  • Johnson Siding, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 645
75
  • Garretson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,445
75
  • Baltic, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,078
75
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,575
75
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,524
75
  • Freeman, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,268
75
  • Miller, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,482
75
  • Worthing, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 771
75
  • Whitewood, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,012
75
  • North Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,873
75
  • De Smet, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,199
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 815,871 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.