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Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
174,151
Sioux Falls Population7
$
41,644
Median Income6
3.6
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Sioux Falls' 5 to 9 year old population grew by 27% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 1%

Age

34.2
Median Age7
17.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Sioux Falls residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 8.4% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 95.6%

Race

82.2
%
South Dakota Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Sioux Falls has very cold winters, strong winds, and high humidity. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 164 days per year with an average temperature in January of 17°F. The average wind speed is 10 mph and the humidity is 71%

Weather

27
%
Chance of Rain11
56
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Sioux Falls increased by 41% since 2010 which is 2% lower than the national average and 2% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,100
Monthly Average12
39
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Sioux Falls is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 18% higher than the national average.

Other

1.32
%
Property Tax21
6.5
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Sioux Falls has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Sanford Health and The Good Samaritan Society

Income

13.7
%
<$25,0006
8.5
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Sioux Falls leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor28 Paul TenHaken
Republican
House of Representative28 Dusty Johnson
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota, is 5.9 miles from the center of Sioux Falls, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Sioux Falls VA Health Care System - Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, is 2.8 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In South Dakota, 55.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 54.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#68 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#44 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
#13 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
#14 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
 

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