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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 181,739 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Sioux Falls, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 181,739
Population in Households 175,683
Population in Familes 134,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,056
Population Density2 2,478
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $56,857
Average Household Income $76,096
Per Capita Income $31,172


Total Housing Units 77,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,334 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,358 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,940 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $177,293
Average Home Value $214,916


Total Households 72,692
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 43,593
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.04% 1.8%
Households 2.01% 1.79%
Families 1.85% 1.68%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2018 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 # 48 88th
Median Household Income # 116 71st
Per Capita Income # 115 71st

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