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Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota with a population of 173,134 as of July 1, 2016. Sioux Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sioux Falls is located at latitude 43.5383 and longitude -96.732 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sioux Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 73.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,473 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sioux Falls are located in Minnehaha County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lincoln County.

The City of Sioux Falls (GNIS ID: 1267566) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sioux Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sioux Falls, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 173,134
Population in Households 167,081
Population in Familes 127,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,053
Population Density1 2,361
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 69,125
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 41,586
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 74,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,578 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,547 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,907 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $173,243
Average Home Value $206,109


Median Household Income $52,479
Average Household Income $71,534
Per Capita Income $29,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.9% 1.87%
Households 1.83% 1.85%
Families 1.69% 1.72%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sioux Falls, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sioux Falls to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 49 88th
Median Household Income # 136 65th
Per Capita Income # 99 75th

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