Best Places To Live In South Dakota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,848
79
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,152
78
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,065
78
  • Tea, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,874
78
  • Dell Rapids, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,632
78
  • Beresford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,034
78
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,470
78
  • Hartford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,586
78
  • Fort Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,172
77
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,280
77
  • Dakota Dunes, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,704
77
  • Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,687
77
  • Blackhawk, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,610
77
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 154,526
76
  • Vermillion, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,662
76
  • Rapid City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,060
76
  • Crooks, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,281
76
  • Philip, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 771
76
  • Lennox, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,149
76
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,160
76
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,524
76
  • Lake Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 529
76
  • Groton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,555
76
  • Jefferson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 624
76
  • Hill City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 888
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.