Sioux Falls

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 174,360 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic142,220 81.6%
Of Color32,130 18.4%
American Indian3,787 2.2%
Asian5,214 3.0%
Black9,084 5.2%
Hispanic (any race)9,141 5.2%
Some other raceless than 1%
Two or more races4,904 2.8%
Population by age
Under 512,622 7.2%
5 to 1731,954 18.3%
18 to 64107,672 61.7%
65+22,102 12.7%
Median age34.4
Population by gender
Female87,430 50.1%
Male86,920 49.9%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)21,453
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)7,083 33.0%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$56,867
Population for whom poverty status is determined169,900 [2]
In poverty17,480 10.3%
Under 51,550 12.3%
5 to 173,453 10.9%
18 to 6410,077 9.7%
65+2,400 11.2%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population171,835
Individuals without health insurance13,420 7.8%
Individuals with one or more disabilities16,486 9.6%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs18,400 26.9%
Cost burdened owners7,455 17.8%
Cost burdened renters10,945 41.5%
Homeownership rate42,147 60.8%
White non-Hispanic40,274 65.0%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign born14,158 8.1%
Speaks language other than English18,890 11.7%
Speaks English less than very well8,796 5.4%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer8,939 9.7%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 82.0%
Total adult population (25+)113,159
Less than high school10,044 8.9%
High school or equivalent27,056 23.9%
Some college or associate's degree35,022 30.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher41,037 36.3%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.