Sioux Falls, SD

Census Place

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2020 Population
180,927
2.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.2
0.581% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.1%
3.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,738
3.05% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$205,100
8.06% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
100,901
2.78% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Sioux Falls, SD had a population of 181k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $61,738. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sioux Falls, SD grew from 177,117 to 180,927, a 2.15% increase and its median household income grew from $59,912 to $61,738, a 3.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sioux Falls, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.68%), White (Hispanic) (3.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%).

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.

94.5% of the residents in Sioux Falls, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sioux Falls, SD are Southeast Technical College (949 degrees awarded in 2020), Augustana University (690 degrees), and University of Sioux Falls (569 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Sioux Falls, SD was $205,100, and the homeownership rate was 59.5%.

Most people in Sioux Falls, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Sioux Falls, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sioux Falls, SD is home to a population of 181k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.22% of Sioux Falls, SD residents were born outside of the country (16.7k people).

In 2020, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Sioux Falls, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2020 Citizenship
94.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.5% of Sioux Falls, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sioux Falls, SD was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sioux Falls, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    145k ± 652
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 635
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.09k ± 617
5.52%
Hispanic Population
9.99k people

In 2020, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Sioux Falls, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.52% of the people in Sioux Falls, SD are hispanic (9.99k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,374 ± 1,423 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,573 ± 1,244 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,306 ± 1,177 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,374 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,573 and Ethiopia with 2,306.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.22%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16.7k people
8.45%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
15k people

As of 2020, 9.22% of Sioux Falls, SD residents (16.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sioux Falls, SD was 8.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,173 ± 429
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,835 ± 300
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,069 ± 199

Sioux Falls, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sioux Falls, SD employs 101k people. The largest industries in Sioux Falls, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,068 people), Retail Trade (13,013 people), and Manufacturing (11,236 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($131,316), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,606), and Utilities ($59,028).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,104. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

101k
2020 Value
± 2,603
2.78%
1 Year growth
± 3.35%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sioux Falls, SD grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 98.2k employees to 101k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sioux Falls, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,246 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,126 people), and Management Occupations (9,903 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

101k
2020 Value
± 2,603
2.78%
1 Year growth
± 3.35%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sioux Falls, SD grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 98.2k employees to 101k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sioux Falls, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,068 people), Retail Trade (13,013 people), and Manufacturing (11,236 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

$43,589
Median earning men ± $1,541
$33,699
Median earning women ± $891

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($62,606), Wholesale Trade ($58,673), and Public Administration ($55,900).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($43,000), Public Administration ($41,680), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,439).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $6.57B
  2. $5.64B
  3. $4.81B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $6.57B, followed by Other ag prods. ($5.64B) and Live animals/fish ($4.81B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$54.6B
2020 Value in South Dakota
$98.2B
Projected 2050 Value in South Dakota
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $54.6B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $98.2B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.03B
  2. $3.12B
  3. $2.19B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.03B, followed by Iowa with $3.12B and North Dakota and $2.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Sioux Falls, SD awarded 2,337 degrees. The student population of Sioux Falls, SD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,679 male students and 3,990 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sioux Falls, SD are White (1,967 and 85.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (84 and 3.67%), Unknown (72 and 3.14%), and Black or African American (59 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Sioux Falls, SD by number of degrees awarded are Southeast Technical College (949 and 40.6%), Augustana University (690 and 29.5%), and University of Sioux Falls (569 and 24.3%).

The most popular majors in Sioux Falls, SD are General Business Administration & Management (204 and 8.73%), Registered Nursing (201 and 8.6%), and General Education (128 and 5.48%).

The median tuition cost in Sioux Falls, SD for private four year colleges is $19,170.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Sioux Falls, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,669 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,669 students enrolled in Sioux Falls, SD, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,560 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 150 degree-majors awarded
  2. 113 degree-majors awarded
  3. 65 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sioux Falls, SD was Registered Nursing with 150 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. 949 degrees awarded
  2. 690 degrees awarded
  3. 569 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeast Technical College with 949 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 904 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sioux Falls, SD, which is 0.631 times less than the 1,433 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,967 degrees mean that there were 23.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 84 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 ($19,170) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($3,840) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.501% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.414% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (202k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (127k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Sioux Falls, SD was $205,100 in 2020, which is 0.893 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $189,800 to $205,100, a 8.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Sioux Falls, SD is 59.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sioux Falls, SD have an average commute time of 16.7 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 $61,738. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Sioux Falls, SD was Census Tract 19.02 with a value of $101,647, followed by Census Tract 16 and Census Tract 101.03, with respective values of $90,234 and $83,036.

Property

$205,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,247
$43,938
Median Property Taxes
±$1,526

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sioux Falls, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.5%
Homeownership
2020
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.5% of the housing units in Sioux Falls, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 19.02
  2. Census Tract 16
  3. Census Tract 101.03

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sioux Falls, SD was Census Tract 19.02 with a value of $101,647, followed by Census Tract 16 and Census Tract 101.03, with respective values of $90,234 and $83,036.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,738
Median Household Income
± $1,443
73.8k
Number of Households
± 2,111

In 2020, the median household income of the 73.8k households in Sioux Falls, SD grew to $61,738 from the previous year's value of $59,912.

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.
0.43
2020 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.432
2019 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.307% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.11%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.65%)

In 2020, 83.5% of workers in Sioux Falls, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.11%) and those who worked at home (4.65%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sioux Falls, SD have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% 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

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sioux Falls, SD (17.6k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sioux Falls, SD is White, followed by Black 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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92.3% of the population of Sioux Falls, SD has health coverage, with 58.8% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 9.68% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Dakota was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Minnehaha County, SD see 1060 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.37% decrease from the previous year (1097 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1805 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 518 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnehaha County, SD

Primary care physicians in Minnehaha County, SD see an average of 1,060 patients per year. This represents a 3.37% decrease from the previous year (1,097 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Dakota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.73%
Uninsured
58.8%
Employer Coverage
10.1%
Medicaid
9.68%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sioux Falls, SD declined by 1.3% from 7.83% to 7.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sioux Falls, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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