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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sioux City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

One of the benefits of Sioux City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Sioux City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.86% of the adults in Sioux City have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.