Sioux Falls, SD
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Living in Sioux Falls


Sioux Falls is a relatively large city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 181,883 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Sioux Falls is the largest community in South Dakota.

Unlike some cities, Sioux Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sioux Falls are a mix 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 (13.45%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (9.19%).

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 18.59 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 citizens of Sioux Falls are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.19% of adults in Sioux Falls have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sioux Falls in 2010 was $31,802, 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 $127,208 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 German, 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.