Sioux City, IA
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Sioux City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 82,872 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Sioux City is the fourth largest community in Iowa. Sioux City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Sioux City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sioux City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sioux City who work in office and administrative support (13.42%), sales jobs (9.64%), and management occupations (7.32%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sioux City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Sioux City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Sioux City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Sioux City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.86% of adults 25 and older in Sioux City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sioux City in 2010 was $23,573, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,292 for a family of four. However, Sioux City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sioux City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sioux City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sioux City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sioux City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sioux City include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Sioux City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.