Best Places To Live In South Dakota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,350
83
  • Freeman, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,275
83
  • Tyndall, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,188
83
  • Beresford, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,411
83
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,645
83
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,836
82
  • Tea, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,226
81
  • Platte, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,427
81
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,565
81
  • Centerville, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 758
81
  • Elk Point, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,075
81
  • Custer, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,918
81
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
81
  • Gettysburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,225
81
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,979
81
  • De Smet, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,223
81
  • Britton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,442
80
  • Avon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 618
80
  • Dell Rapids, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,687
80
  • Burke, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 678
80
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,830
80
  • Kimball, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 522
80
  • North Sioux City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,551
80
  • Blackhawk, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,754
80
  • Faith, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 413
80
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,678
80
  • Hill City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,171
80
  • Miller, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,494
79
  • Springfield, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,926
79
  • Parker, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,138
79
  • Garretson, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,305
79
  • Irene, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 531
79
  • Fort Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,322
79
  • Hoven, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 422
79
  • Philip, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 773
79
  • Redfield, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,583
79
  • Worthing, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 937
79
  • Parkston, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,781
79
  • Whitewood, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 899
79
  • Clark, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,039
79
  • Clear Lake, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,374
78
  • Yankton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,513
78
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,795
78
  • Summerset, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,240
78
  • Scotland, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 871
78
  • Milbank, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,310
78
  • Mitchell, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,490
78
  • Volga, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,259
78
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,652
78
  • Salem, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,377
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.