Sioux Falls, SD
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Sioux Falls is a relatively large city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 171,544 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Sioux Falls is the largest community in South Dakota.

Sioux Falls real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Sioux Falls house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sioux Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sioux Falls is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sioux Falls who work in office and administrative support (16.45%), sales jobs (11.33%), and management occupations (8.72%).

Also of interest is that Sioux Falls has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Sioux Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.48 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.

In terms of college education, Sioux Falls is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.75% of adults in Sioux Falls have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sioux Falls in 2010 was $28,515, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,060 for a family of four. However, Sioux Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sioux Falls is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sioux Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sioux Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sioux Falls include Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and English.

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