Sioux Falls is a relatively large city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 183,793 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Sioux Falls is the largest community in South Dakota.
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 (12.94%), sales jobs (10.53%), and management occupations (9.25%).
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 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.
One of the benefits of Sioux Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.72 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 education level of Sioux Falls citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.18% of adults in Sioux Falls have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sioux Falls in 2018 was $33,065, 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 $132,260 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.