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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 2,959 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,959
Daytime Population: Workers 1,789
Daytime Population: Residents 1,480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,269
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 2,959
Population in Familes 2,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,301
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $67,982
Average Household Income $90,869
Per Capita Income $36,159


Total Housing Units 1,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 880 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 372 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $189,724
Average Home Value $242,568


Total Households 1,252
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 845
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 2.18% 1.79%
Households 2.15% 1.8%
Families 3.06% 1.72%
Median Household Income   3.63%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

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, 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 52 87th
Diversity Index # 85 78th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 20 95th

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