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
1Brookings, SDPopulation: 22,06580A+AA+ACC+F
2Brandon, SDPopulation: 8,84880BAA+ABBF
3Spearfish, SDPopulation: 10,47079A+A+AACBF
4Harrisburg, SDPopulation: 4,15279CAA+A+BBF
5Dell Rapids, SDPopulation: 3,63278B+A+A+AC+C+F
6Pierre, SDPopulation: 13,68778AA+C+ABC+F
7Hartford, SDPopulation: 2,58678CAA+ABC+F
8Fort Pierre, SDPopulation: 2,17278C+A+A+B+BCF
9Tea, SDPopulation: 3,87478C+AAABBF
10Rapid Valley, SDPopulation: 8,28078BA+AB+BC+D
11Summerset, SDPopulation: 2,10477FAA+ABBD
12Canton, SDPopulation: 3,12977C+A+A+B+CCF
13Beresford, SDPopulation: 2,03477CA+AAC+CD
14Dakota Dunes, SDPopulation: 2,70477FD+A+A+AB+D
15Sioux Falls, SDPopulation: 154,52677A+ACB+C+C+F
16Vermillion, SDPopulation: 10,66277AA+C+AD+CD
17Philip, SDPopulation: 77177D+A+A+ACDD
18Blackhawk, SDPopulation: 2,61077FA+A+ABC+D
19Rapid City, SDPopulation: 68,06076A+A+DB+CC+D
20Crooks, SDPopulation: 1,28176FB+A+AB+BF
21Jefferson, SDPopulation: 62476FA+A+B+BCD
22Lake Madison, SDPopulation: 52976B+CA+ABBF
23Groton, SDPopulation: 1,55576CA+A+ABCF
24Hill City, SDPopulation: 88876B+AABC+BF
25Aberdeen, SDPopulation: 26,16076A+A+C+B+CC+F
26Johnson Siding, SDPopulation: 64576FCA+AAB+D
27Watertown, SDPopulation: 21,52476A+A+C+B+CC+F
28Madison, SDPopulation: 6,57576B+A+A+B+CD+F
29Wall, SDPopulation: 90676BA+B+AC+DD
30Yankton, SDPopulation: 14,43076AA+CBC+CD
31Lennox, SDPopulation: 2,14976D+A+A+AC+CF
32Mitchell, SDPopulation: 15,26675A+A+CB+CCF
33North Sioux City, SDPopulation: 2,50575DA+A+B+BCD
34Custer, SDPopulation: 2,34675CA+A+AD+CF
35Platte, SDPopulation: 1,31375CA+A+BCDD
36Sturgis, SDPopulation: 6,60275AA+BBCCF
37Elk Point, SDPopulation: 2,05975FA+A+B+BCD
38Pickstown, SDPopulation: 16475FA+AA+BCD
39Baltic, SDPopulation: 1,07875DA+A+ABC+F
40Worthing, SDPopulation: 77175FA+A+BBCF
41Colonial Pine Hills, SDPopulation: 2,63375FD+A+A+AB+D
42North Spearfish, SDPopulation: 1,87375DA+A+ACBF
43Milbank, SDPopulation: 3,33275BA+A+C+CD+F
44Miller, SDPopulation: 1,48275C+A+A+B+CFF
45Hot Springs, SDPopulation: 3,65575A+A+ABDDF
46Bath Corner, SDPopulation: 9275FA+AA+BC+F
47Pine Lakes Addition, SDPopulation: 41274DD+A+BAB+F
48Belle Fourche, SDPopulation: 5,63374B+A+BBCCF
49Onida, SDPopulation: 82574D+A+B+ABDF
50Winner, SDPopulation: 2,89074BA+ABCFD
51Lead, SDPopulation: 3,10774C+A+AB+CD+F
52Whitewood, SDPopulation: 1,01274FA+A+B+CCF
53Kimball, SDPopulation: 66874DA+A+B+CDD
54Garretson, SDPopulation: 1,44574DA+A+AC+C+F
55Gann Valley, SDPopulation: 2574FA+B+A+A+FD
56Presho, SDPopulation: 41774D+A+B+AC+DF
57Shindler, SDPopulation: 61874FFA+A+AAF
58Parker, SDPopulation: 1,05874FA+A+B+C+D+F
59Salem, SDPopulation: 1,43774DA+A+ACDF
60Rosholt, SDPopulation: 42073DA+A+AC+FF
61Mobridge, SDPopulation: 3,36573B+A+B+BCDF
62Humboldt, SDPopulation: 48673DA+AB+BCF
63Okaton, SDPopulation: 3773FACA+A+CD
64Viborg, SDPopulation: 92573D+A+A+BDDD
65Warner, SDPopulation: 40173FA+AAB+C+F
66Kadoka, SDPopulation: 61673DA+A+ACFD
67Parkston, SDPopulation: 1,44673CA+A+C+D+DF
68Redfield, SDPopulation: 2,28773BA+A+B+D+FF
69Britton, SDPopulation: 1,44473DA+A+B+C+D+F
70Centerville, SDPopulation: 90273DA+A+BCFD
71Anderson, SDPopulation: 23573FCA+A+ABF
72Hermosa, SDPopulation: 33273FA+A+BCD+D
73Huron, SDPopulation: 12,56372AA+CBCDF
74Clear Lake, SDPopulation: 1,40272DA+A+BC+DF
75Burke, SDPopulation: 67272DA+A+B+CFD
76De Smet, SDPopulation: 1,19972DA+A+B+C+FF
77Irene, SDPopulation: 53272DA+A+ACFD
78Freeman, SDPopulation: 1,26872FA+A+B+CDD
79Volin, SDPopulation: 21772FA+B+ABDD
80Renner Corner, SDPopulation: 21172FAA+BC+BF
81Kaylor, SDPopulation: 6172FA+B+A+BFD
82Avon, SDPopulation: 60372FA+A+BCFD
83Camp Crook, SDPopulation: 8472DA+BA+BFF
84Dante, SDPopulation: 11072FA+B+AC+DD
85Dimock, SDPopulation: 10472FA+B+ACCF
86Bath, SDPopulation: 27572FA+B+AB+D+F
87Aurora, SDPopulation: 69672FA+AAC+CF
88Green Valley, SDPopulation: 81972FA+AB+CC+D
89Chamberlain, SDPopulation: 2,78372BA+DB+CCD
90Keystone, SDPopulation: 39772CA+B+C+D+CF
91Meadow View Addition, SDPopulation: 50572FA+B+A+CD+F
92Estelline, SDPopulation: 73772D+A+A+CCDF
93Gayville, SDPopulation: 40972FA+B+AC+DD
94New Underwood, SDPopulation: 62871FA+B+BCCD
95Montrose, SDPopulation: 54371DA+B+ACD+F
96Gettysburg, SDPopulation: 1,23171FA+A+B+C+FF
97Ipswich, SDPopulation: 89271DA+B+B+CCF
98Valley Springs, SDPopulation: 66071FA+B+B+C+CF
99Oacoma, SDPopulation: 52171FA+B+BC+D+D
100Blucksberg Mountain, SDPopulation: 45671FAA+C+BBF
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