South Dakota's
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

South Dakota ranks amongst the top states for its overall well-being and happiness, low cost of living, and natural beauties. Mount Rushmore and the Badlands National Park welcome millions of tourists each year and individuals seeking to energize their fitness routines with outdoor recreations. The Missouri River is another natural wonder of the state, perfect for water sport activities and yoga sessions along the water banks.

Interesting things to know about South Dakota: 

  • South Dakota is the fifth least populous state in the United States. 
  • The Jewel Cave in South Dakota is the third-largest cave in the world. 
  • Rodeo is the official sport of South Dakota.
20 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to higher blood pressure, poorer liver function, increased stroke risk and larger waistlines.

20 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

31 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher BMI may be an indicator of greater risk to physical health.

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1
Huron, South Dakota
Huron
Fit Score: 77.74

Huron, SD

Population 13,696
Exercise Opportunities 680
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.17
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.2
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 10

2
Rapid Valley, South Dakota
Rapid Valle.
Fit Score: 77.34

Rapid Valley, SD

Population 9,034
Exercise Opportunities 950
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 1.93
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 10

3
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Aberdeen
Fit Score: 77.21

Aberdeen, SD

Population 28,562
Exercise Opportunities 760
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 330
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.07
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 2.9
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 9

4
Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City
Fit Score: 76.71

Rapid City, SD

Population 75,443
Exercise Opportunities 950
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 1.93
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 10

5
Harrisburg, South Dakota
Harrisburg
Fit Score: 76.45

Harrisburg, SD

Population 6,526
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 300
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.91
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 8
Poor Physical Health Days 2.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 8