North Sioux City, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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North Sioux City, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of North Sioux City had a population of 2,900 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 2,900
Population in Households 2,900
Population in Familes 2,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,275
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $69,325
Average Household Income $95,724
Per Capita Income $37,797


Total Housing Units 1,325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $219,583
Average Home Value $247,349


Total Households 1,215
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 814
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 1.67% 1.51%
Households 1.52% 1.39%
Families 2.22% 1.27%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

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, 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 55 86th
Diversity Index # 87 78th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 19 95th

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