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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 177,425 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Sioux Falls, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 177,425
Daytime Population: Workers 101,687
Daytime Population: Residents 77,993
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 179,680
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 171,369
Population in Familes 130,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,056
Population Density2 2,419
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $55,211
Average Household Income $73,913
Per Capita Income $30,317


Total Housing Units 75,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,342 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,634 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,744 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $172,681
Average Home Value $204,866


Total Households 70,976
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 42,816
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.98% 1.8%
Households 1.95% 1.8%
Families 1.86% 1.72%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 2017 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 Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 53 87th
Median Household Income # 125 68th
Per Capita Income # 103 74th

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