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 82,514 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Sioux City is the fourth largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Sioux City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sioux City who work in office and administrative support (12.02%), sales jobs (9.62%), and management occupations (7.24%).

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 18.72 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Sioux City are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.70% of adults in Sioux City having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sioux City in 2010 was $24,724, 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 $98,896 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 18.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sioux City include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

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