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North Sioux City, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of North Sioux City had a population of 2,956 as of July 1, 2016. North Sioux City 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 North Sioux City is located at latitude 42.5309 and longitude -96.4995 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Sioux City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of North Sioux City (GNIS ID: 1267510) 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 North Sioux City 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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North Sioux City, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,956
Population in Households 2,956
Population in Familes 2,441
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,299
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,236
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 833
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 857 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $188,898
Average Home Value $244,825


Median Household Income $66,070
Average Household Income $89,372
Per Capita Income $35,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.52% 2.23%
Households 2.29% 2.11%
Families 3.32% 1.96%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.

North Sioux City, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Sioux City 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density1 # 49 88th
Diversity Index2 # 96 76th
Median Household Income # 27 93rd
Per Capita Income # 17 96th

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