South Sioux City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 13,319 people and two constituent neighborhoods, South Sioux City is the 14th largest community in Nebraska.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, South Sioux City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.79% of the South Sioux City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, South Sioux City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Sioux City who work in food service (11.07%), office and administrative support (10.97%), and sales jobs (8.66%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.69 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of South Sioux City have a very low rate of college education: just 9.76% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in South Sioux City in 2010 was $17,268, which is low income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,072 for a family of four. However, South Sioux City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Sioux City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Sioux City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in South Sioux City, accounting for 47.19% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of South Sioux City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Sioux City include Irish, Somalian, Norwegian, and French .
South Sioux City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.86%.
The most common language spoken in South Sioux City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.