Living in Sioux Falls, SD

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Sioux Falls SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

Sioux Falls, SD Crime Report

6,076
Total Crimes
3,369.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
31.18%
Above National Average

Sioux Falls, SD Cost Of Living

91
Sioux Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Info Snack

Sioux Falls (/su flz/) (Lakota: Íya Okáblea Otúwahe; "Stone Shatter City") is the most populous city in the U.S. state of South Dakota and the 145th-most populous city in the United States. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County. and also extends into Lincoln County to the south. It is the 47th fastest-growing city in the United States and the fastest-growing metro area in South Dakota, with a population increase of 22% between 2000 and 2010.
Population
174,151
Unemployment
3.5%
Poverty
11.3%
Median Home
$175,100
Median Income
$59,017
Median Rent
$791

Sioux Falls, SD Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Sioux Falls in South Dakota

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Map Of Sioux Falls, SD

Population over time in Sioux Falls

Year Population % Change
2017 174,151 2.2%
2016 170,401 1.5%
2015 167,884 2.2%
2014 164,341 2.1%
2013 160,964 2.1%
2012 157,675 2.0%
2011 154,526 1.8%
2010 151,727 1.9%
2009 148,848 -
Crime/100k Sioux Falls SD USA
Violent Crime 437.0 404.7 368.9
Murder 2.8 1.4 5.0
Robbery 59.3 29.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 307.8 304.0 246.8
Property Crime 2932.3 1728.7 2199.5
Burglary 361.5 291.4 376.0
Larceny 2269.1 1264.5 1594.6
Car Theft 301.7 172.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sioux Falls

White
81.2% (141,497)
African American
5.9% (10,301)
American Indian
2.3% (4,061)
Asian
2.5% (4,429)
Hawaiian
0.0% (3)
Other
0.1% (233)
Two Or More
2.6% (4,451)
Hispanic
5.3% (9,176)
Race Sioux Falls SD USA
White 81.2% 82.2% 61.1%
African American 5.9% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 2.3% 8.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.5% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.3% 3.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Less than $10,000
5.3% (928,025)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.5% (776,824)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.4% (1,455,492)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (1,861,008)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.9% (2,420,946)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.6% (3,242,139)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.3% (2,491,589)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.6% (2,549,838)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (892,579)
$200,000 or more
4.6% (796,654)
Income Sioux Falls SD USA
Less than $10,000 5.3% 5.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.5% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.4% 9.1% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 10.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.9% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.6% 19.5% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.3% 14.4% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.6% 13.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 4.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.6% 3.9% 7.0%

Gender in Sioux Falls

Female
50.2% (87,393)
Male
49.8% (86,757)
Gender Sioux Falls SD USA
Female 50.2% 49.6% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 50.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sioux Falls for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (8,707)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (6,966)
High School / GED
26.0% (45,279)
Some College
21.0% (36,571)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (19,156)
Bachelor's Degree
23.0% (40,054)
Master's Degree
7.0% (12,190)
Professional Degree
2.0% (3,483)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,741)
Education Sioux Falls SD USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Sioux Falls

Overall User Rating
4.3
/5

HomeSnacks User

I enjoy Sioux Falls since there's a little bit of everything. Airport near the north end for when I go on vacation, plenty of great restaurants around, some really nice bars downtown, and I can generally find what I'm looking for here.

The amount of construction going around where I live and work


HomeSnacks User

It's a great city to raise your family. The biggest city in South Dakota, there is plenty to do in Sioux Falls. The schools are great, there is plenty of recreation and the people are super nice.

Visit Falls Park, the bike trail, Palisades and go for a walk downtown to see all the sculptures of Sculpture Walk.


HomeSnacks User

The crime seems to be a lot lower compared to other places I lived. The worst thing I see is that the people drive really terribly here, major road rage all of the time and swerving. My favorite part of this town is easily our accessible everything is.

How close everything is. With the bonus of the very tolerable weather, it's very easy to just walk to where you need to get to here without a car being 100% necessary.

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