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The City of Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota with a population of 202,191 as of July 1, 2022. 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 43.55 and longitude -96.7003 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sioux Falls 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 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, 2022)


Total Population 202,191 (100%)
Population in Households 197,329 (97.6%)
Population in Families 150,017 (74.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,862 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 2,547
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $66,990
Average Household Income $95,631
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $39,196
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 88,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,440 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,052 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,609 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $243,306
Average Home Value $284,501
Housing Affordability Index3 119


Total Households 82,492
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 48,872
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.20% 1.17%
Households 2.28% 1.25%
Families   1.17%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
Owner Occupied HU   1.57%

Sioux Falls, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sioux Falls to the other 486 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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
Median Household Income # 211 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 259 53rd
Per Capita Income # 117 76th
Diversity Index # 39 92nd

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