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 174,360 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 (15.81%), sales jobs (11.27%), and management occupations (8.98%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sioux Falls spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Sioux Falls is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Sioux Falls area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Sioux Falls citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.45% of adults in Sioux Falls have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sioux Falls in 2010 was $29,625, 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 $118,500 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.