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Sioux Falls, SD
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Sioux Falls profile

Living in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is a relatively large city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 202,078 people and 47 associated neighborhoods, Sioux Falls is the largest community in South Dakota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Sioux Falls, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Sioux Falls, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Sioux Falls’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Sioux Falls does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $92,989.00.

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing noticeable about Sioux Falls, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Sioux Falls is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Sioux Falls a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sioux Falls, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sioux Falls is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sioux Falls in 2018 was $51,311, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,244 for a family of four. However, Sioux Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.

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