Sioux Falls, SD

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
277,944
2.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
1.13% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.17%
3.69% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$78,552
8.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$255,400
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
155,163
2.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sioux Falls, SD had a population of 278k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $78,552. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sioux Falls, SD grew from 272,414 to 277,944, a 2.03% increase and its median household income grew from $72,547 to $78,552, a 8.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sioux Falls, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.46%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.94%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Sioux Falls, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.6% of the residents in Sioux Falls, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sioux Falls, SD are Augustana University (818 degrees awarded in 2022), Southeast Technical College (797 degrees), and University of Sioux Falls (586 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sioux Falls, SD was $255,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Sioux Falls, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Sioux Falls, SD was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Train crossing over Sioux Falls in South Dakota

Population & Diversity

Sioux Falls, SD is home to a population of 278k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.35% of Sioux Falls, SD residents were born outside of the country (17.7k people).

In 2022, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (232k people) in Sioux Falls, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Sioux Falls, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sioux Falls, SD was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sioux Falls, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    232k ± 686
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.8k ± 703
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.61k ± 989
4.76%
Hispanic Population
13.2k people

In 2022, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (232k people) in Sioux Falls, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.76% of the people in Sioux Falls, SD are hispanic (13.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sioux Falls, SD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,032 ± 1,350 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,803 ± 1,298 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,418 ± 1,206 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,032 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,803 and Ethiopia with 2,418.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.7k people
6.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.7k people

As of 2022, 6.35% of Sioux Falls, SD residents (17.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sioux Falls, SD was 6.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,045 ± 458
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,621 ± 449
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,980 ± 336

Sioux Falls, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sioux Falls, SD employs 155k people. The largest industries in Sioux Falls, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,265 people), Retail Trade (18,437 people), and Manufacturing (15,792 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,463), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,379), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,733).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,552. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

155k
2022 Value
± 3,051
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 2.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sioux Falls, SD grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 151k employees to 155k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sioux Falls, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,913 people), Management Occupations (17,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,062 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sioux Falls, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

155k
2022 Value
± 3,051
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 2.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sioux Falls, SD grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 151k employees to 155k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sioux Falls, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,265 people), Retail Trade (18,437 people), and Manufacturing (15,792 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sioux Falls, SD, though some of these residents may live in Sioux Falls, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,780
Median earning men ± $1,312
$39,564
Median earning women ± $888

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,555), Information ($70,214), and Public Administration ($67,679).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,393), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,786), and Public Administration ($45,859).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.37%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 450k people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 2.37% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.96%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,336
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 2,153
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 1,486
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Dakota went to Donald J. Trump with 61.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.63%).

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Sioux Falls, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Sioux Falls, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Sioux Falls, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Sioux Falls, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sioux Falls, SD awarded 2,424 degrees. The student population of Sioux Falls, SD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,060 male students and 4,165 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sioux Falls, SD are White (2,091 and 87.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (96 and 4.01%), Black or African American (76 and 3.17%), and Asian (44 and 1.84%).

The largest universities in Sioux Falls, SD by number of degrees awarded are Augustana University (818 and 33.7%), Southeast Technical College (797 and 32.9%), and University of Sioux Falls (586 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Sioux Falls, SD are Registered Nursing (204 and 8.42%), General Business Administration & Management (190 and 7.84%), and General Education (167 and 6.89%).

The median tuition cost in Sioux Falls, SD for private four year colleges is $19,940.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sioux Falls, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,225 (42.4% men and 57.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,225 students enrolled in Sioux Falls, SD, 42.4% men and 57.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,645 records, of which 58.8% were women and 41.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 67 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sioux Falls, SD was General Psychology with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sioux Falls, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 818 degrees awarded
  2. 797 degrees awarded
  3. 586 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Augustana University with 818 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 907 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sioux Falls, SD, which is 0.598 times less than the 1,517 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,091 degrees mean that there were 21.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,940) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($3,930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (206k), Some college (148k), and Bachelors Degree (133k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sioux Falls, SD was $255,400 in 2022, which is 0.906 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $221,500 to $255,400, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Sioux Falls, SD is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sioux Falls, SD have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sioux Falls, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sioux Falls, SD is $78,552. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Sioux Falls, SD was Lincoln County, SD with a value of $92,317, followed by Hanson County, SD and Hughes County, SD, with respective values of $86,827 and $83,750.

Property

$255,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,561
$73,895
Median Property Taxes
±$1,854

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sioux Falls, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.4% of the housing units in Sioux Falls, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sioux Falls, SD was Lincoln County, SD with a value of $92,317, followed by Hanson County, SD and Hughes County, SD, with respective values of $86,827 and $83,750.

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Household Income

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$78,552
Median Household Income
± $1,547
111k
Number of Households
± 2,402

In 2022, the median household income of the 111k households in Sioux Falls, SD grew to $78,552 from the previous year's value of $72,547.

The following chart displays the households in Sioux Falls, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sioux Falls, SD is from South Dakota.
0.438
2022 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.26% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.91%)
  3. Carpooled (7.08%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Sioux Falls, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.91%) and those who carpooled to work (7.08%).

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sioux Falls, SD have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Sioux Falls, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sioux Falls, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sioux Falls, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sioux Falls, SD (22.2k out of 272k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sioux Falls, SD is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Sioux Falls, SD has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 8.07% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see 1257 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.53% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1608 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 497 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,257 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Dakota

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1,257 patients per year. This represents a 3.53% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Dakota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.2%
Uninsured
60%
Employer Coverage
8.07%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sioux Falls, SD grew by 0.243% from 7.18% to 7.2%.

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