Sioux City, IA

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2022 Population
85,469
0.456% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
0.945% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,250
8.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$149,800
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,699
0.148% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sioux City, IA had a population of 85.5k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $64,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sioux City, IA grew from 85,081 to 85,469, a 0.456% increase and its median household income grew from $59,435 to $64,250, a 8.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sioux City, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64%), White (Hispanic) (8.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.11%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%).

None of the households in Sioux City, IA 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.

93.6% of the residents in Sioux City, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sioux City, IA are Western Iowa Tech Community College (1,848 degrees awarded in 2022), Morningside University (628 degrees), and Briar Cliff University (273 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sioux City, IA was $149,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Sioux City, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sioux City, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sioux City, IA is home to a population of 85.5k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.1% of Sioux City, IA residents were born outside of the country (9.53k people).

In 2022, there were 7.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Sioux City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.52k White (Hispanic) and 7.13k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.6%
2022 Citizenship
94%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.6% of Sioux City, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sioux City, IA was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sioux City, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.7k ± 547
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.52k ± 903
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.13k ± 1.03k
21.4%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2022, there were 7.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Sioux City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.52k White (Hispanic) and 7.13k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.4% of the people in Sioux City, IA are hispanic (18.3k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.53k people
11.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.59k people

As of 2022, 11.1% of Sioux City, IA residents (9.53k 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 City, IA was 11.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,341 ± 192
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    770 ± 210
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    568 ± 241

Sioux City, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sioux City, IA employs 42.7k people. The largest industries in Sioux City, IA are Manufacturing (8,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,869 people), and Retail Trade (5,383 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,397), Public Administration ($61,585), and Wholesale Trade ($50,240).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42.7k
2022 Value
± 1,707
0.148%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sioux City, IA grew at a rate of 0.148%, from 42.6k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sioux City, IA, are Production Occupations (5,228 people), Management Occupations (4,416 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,244 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sioux City, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.7k
2022 Value
± 1,707
0.148%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sioux City, IA grew at a rate of 0.148%, from 42.6k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sioux City, IA, are Manufacturing (8,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,869 people), and Retail Trade (5,383 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sioux City, IA, though some of these residents may live in Sioux City, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,206
Median earning men ± $2,351
$33,637
Median earning women ± $1,521

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,831), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,484), and Wholesale Trade ($53,370).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,947), and Manufacturing ($39,671).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% 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 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

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 Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sioux City, IA awarded 2,858 degrees. The student population of Sioux City, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,265 male students and 5,270 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sioux City, IA are White (1,860 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (496 and 18.3%), Black or African American (123 and 4.54%), and Two or More Races (84 and 3.1%).

The largest universities in Sioux City, IA by number of degrees awarded are Western Iowa Tech Community College (1,848 and 64.7%), Morningside University (628 and 22%), and Briar Cliff University (273 and 9.55%).

The most popular majors in Sioux City, IA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (417 and 14.6%), Registered Nursing (177 and 6.19%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (130 and 4.55%).

The median tuition cost in Sioux City, IA for private four year colleges is $32,777.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sioux City, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,535 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,535 students enrolled in Sioux City, IA, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,554 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sioux City, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 90 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,848 degrees awarded
  2. 628 degrees awarded
  3. 273 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Iowa Tech Community College with 1,848 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,035 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sioux City, IA, which is 0.568 times less than the 1,823 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 1,860 degrees mean that there were 3.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 496 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 ($32,777) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,253) 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, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% 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 (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sioux City, IA was $149,800 in 2022, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $130,500 to $149,800, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Sioux City, IA is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sioux City, IA have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sioux City, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sioux City, IA is $64,250. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Sioux City, IA was Census Tract 21.01 with a value of $115,174, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $94,416 and $94,088.

Property

$149,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,490
$21,227
Median Property Taxes
±$1,063

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Sioux City, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 21.01
  2. Census Tract 4
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sioux City, IA was Census Tract 21.01 with a value of $115,174, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $94,416 and $94,088.

The following map shows all of the places in Sioux City, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,250
Median Household Income
± $2,671
32.4k
Number of Households
± 1,418

In 2022, the median household income of the 32.4k households in Sioux City, IA grew to $64,250 from the previous year's value of $59,435.

The following chart displays the households in Sioux City, IA 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 City, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.93%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Sioux City, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (3.93%).

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sioux City, IA have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Sioux City, IA 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 City, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sioux City, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sioux City, IA (12.3k out of 82.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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 City, IA has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Woodbury County, IA see 1539 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.965% decrease from the previous year (1554 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1375 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 435 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,539 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Woodbury County, IA

Primary care physicians in Woodbury County, IA see an average of 1,539 patients per year. This represents a 0.965% decrease from the previous year (1,554 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.2% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.18%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sioux City, IA declined by 1.93% from 7.33% to 7.18%.

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