Best Places To Live In South Dakota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,350
83
  • Beresford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,411
83
  • Tyndall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,188
83
  • Platte, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,427
83
  • 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
82
  • De Smet, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,223
82
  • Freeman, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,275
82
  • Custer, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,918
82
  • Britton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,442
82
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,836
82
  • Wall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 912
82
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,678
82
  • 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
81
  • North Sioux City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,551
81
  • Redfield, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,583
81
  • Hill City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,171
81
  • Parker, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,138
81
  • Centerville, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 758
81
  • Garretson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,305
81
  • 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
80
  • Volga, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,259
80
  • Salem, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,377
80
  • 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.