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Population in 2013: 164,676 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.8%
Males: 81,951  (49.8%)
Females: 82,725  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 57103, 57105, 57106, 57107, 57117, 57197.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,261 (it was $41,221 in 2000)
Sioux Falls:

$48,261
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,586 (it was $21,374 in 2000)

Sioux Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,100 (it was $97,300 in 2000)
Sioux Falls:

$150,100
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $175,080; Detached houses: $183,713; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,928; In 2-unit structures: $403,065; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,383; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,726; Mobile homes: $55,546

Median gross rent in 2012: $724.

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Sioux Falls races chart
  • White alone - 130,555 (84.5%)
  • Hispanic - 7,200 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 6,364 (4.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 4,184 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3,165 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2,819 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 239 (0.2%)

Races in Sioux Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sioux Falls: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Norwegian (12.4%), Irish (9.3%), Dutch (5.6%), English (4.2%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/4/1879

Elevation: 1442 feet

Land area: 56.3 square miles.

Population density: 2,924 people per square mile   (average).

Sioux Falls,SD real estate house value index trend

Sioux Falls, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Sioux Falls:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sioux Falls city:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

10,351 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.8% Africa).

This city:  6.5%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as of February 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sioux Falls to the number of sex offenders is 4,703 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,233 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,903 (1.4%)

Sioux Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (161.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (474.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pine Lakes Addition, SD (2.2 miles ), Anderson, SD (2.4 miles ), Meadow View Addition, SD (2.4 miles ), Shindler, SD (2.4 miles ), Harrisburg, SD (2.8 miles ), Renner Corner, SD (2.8 miles ), Tea, SD (2.8 miles ), Brandon, SD (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 730 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 1998: 826 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 1999: 870 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2000: 1061 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2001: 1116 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2002: 1085 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 1296 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2004: 1231 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2005: 1152 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2006: 1093 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2007: 1000 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2008: 586 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2009: 664 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2010: 546 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2011: 515 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2012: 882 buildings, average cost: $157,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.54 N, Longitude: 96.73 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Gateway to the Plains

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,506 (+14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 79,476 (91.2%)

Area code: 605

Sioux Falls household income distribution Sioux Falls home values distribution

Crime rates in Sioux Falls by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2213347251352
per 100,000 1.71.60.82.32.22.95.01.43.20.61.93.21.3
Rapes 81761151041081451159513013396108139
per 100,000 67.461.292.079.480.0105.481.865.583.883.859.769.387.8
Robberies 55385240437134444647557570
per 100,000 45.830.641.630.531.951.624.230.329.729.634.248.244.2
Assaults 263208228245263253270240341273328252420
per 100,000 218.8167.4182.4187.0194.8183.9192.0165.5219.8172.1204.1161.8265.2
Burglaries 603681652770916682768631659748989880899
per 100,000 501.8548.0521.6587.6678.6495.7546.3435.2424.9471.4615.5565.0567.7
Thefts 3,0492,9432,9462,9973,1763,2532,6162,8813,0303,5843,6373,5543,843
per 100,000 2537.12368.42356.92286.92352.92364.31860.71987.11953.52258.72263.52281.72426.8
Auto thefts 234182195256284329212268248277228273299
per 100,000 194.7146.5156.0195.3210.4239.1150.8184.8159.9174.6141.9175.3188.8
Arson 3238533532N/A27393824256056
per 100,000 26.630.642.426.723.7N/A19.226.924.515.115.638.535.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 272.5244.6273.0268.3281.1296.8250.9226.7252.2254.1252.7258.8297.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sioux Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 264 (229 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Sioux Falls tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +22,082 (+21.7%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations (4%)
  • First-line supervisors of retail sales workers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (2%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (2%)

Work and jobs in Sioux Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sioux Falls-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Sioux Falls city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sioux Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from Sioux Falls center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 694.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from Sioux Falls center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Minnehaha County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sioux Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Foss - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Shayna Baszler - Martial artist, Pat O'Brien (radio and television personality) - Journalist, Andrew Hoyem - Poet, Brian Cummings - Voice actor, Mike Miller (guitarist) - Jazz guitarist, Ted Kessinger - Football coach, Charles R. Larson - Admiral, Chris Watton - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Oct 6, 1977), Terry Forster - Baseball player.

Main business address for: SD STATE MEDICAL HOLDING CO INC (SERVICES-HEALTH SERVICES), RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC (PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS), CITIBANK NEVADA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), HF FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), LODGENET ENTERTAINMENT CORP (COMMUNICATION SERVICES, NEC).

Hospitals in Sioux Falls:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE (4101 S WESTPORT AVENUE)
  • AVERA HEART HOSPITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 4500 W 69TH ST)
  • AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (4509 PRINCE OF PEACE PLACE)
  • AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL & UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1325 S CLIFF AVE POST OFFICE BOX 5045)
  • CHILDREN'S CARE HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL (2501 W 26TH ST)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE (5200 S CLIFF AVENUE)
  • INTENSIVA HOSPITAL OF SIOUX FALLS (800 E 21ST ST SUITE 3300)
  • SANFORD USD MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1305 W 18TH ST POST OFFICE BOX 5039)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (800 E 21ST SUITE 3300)
  • SIOUX FALLS SPECIALTY HOSPITAL LLP (Proprietary, 910 EAST 20TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Sioux Falls:

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Nuclear power plants:


Pathfinder . Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 59 MWe. Decommissioned. Date started: 07/1966. Date closed : 10/1967..

Colleges/Universities in Sioux Falls:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 2,386; Location: 2320 N Career Ave; Public; Website: www.southeasttech.edu)
  • Augustana College (FT enrollment: 1,860; Location: 2001 S Summit Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.augie.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • University of Sioux Falls (FT enrollment: 1,379; Location: 1101 W 22nd St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.usiouxfalls.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • National American University-Sioux Falls (FT enrollment: 577; Location: 5801 South Corporate Place; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu/locations/south-dakota/sioux-falls)
  • Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls (FT enrollment: 469; Location: 3901 W 59th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.coloradotech.edu/Sioux-Falls; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Kilian Community College (FT enrollment: 227; Location: 300 E. 6th Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kilian.edu)
  • Stewart School (FT enrollment: 221; Location: 604 N. West Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stewartschool.edu)
  • Globe University-Sioux Falls (FT enrollment: 193; Location: 5101 S Broadband Ln; Private, for-profit; Website: www.globeuniversity.edu/GUNetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm)
  • Sioux Falls Seminary (FT enrollment: 109; Location: 2100 S Summit Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sfseminary.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Sanford Medical Center (FT enrollment: 52; Location: 1305 W. 18th Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sanfordhealth.org)
  • Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology (FT enrollment: 43; Location: 1325 South Cliff Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.avera.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Sioux Falls:

  • University of South Dakota (about 53 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota State University (about 55 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 76 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 80 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Wayne State College (about 91 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 96 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 99 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Biggest public high schools in Sioux Falls:

Private high schools in Sioux Falls:

  • SIOUX FALLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 804; Location: 6120 S CHARGER CIR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • O'GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 742; Location: 3201 S KIWANIS AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sioux Falls:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Sioux Falls:

  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 1610 S MARION RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • O'GORMAN JUNIOR/HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 3100 W 41ST ST; Grades: 7 - 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 4309 S BAHNSON AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 2001 S 5TH AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CENTRAL BAPTIST PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 331; Location: 3100 W RALPH ROGERS RD; Grades: KG - TK)
  • SIOUX FALLS CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 306; Location: 700 S SNEVE AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
  • SIOUX FALLS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 308 W 37TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LAMBERT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 1000 S BAHNSON AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHRISTIAN CENTER ELEMENTARY (Students: 236; Location: 6300 W 41ST ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CHRIST THE KING (Students: 165; Location: 1801 S LAKE AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Sioux Falls, map of school districts: SIOUX FALLS 49-5

Library in Sioux Falls:

  • SIOUXLAND LIBRARIES (Operating income: $5,704,616; Location: 201 NORTH DAKOTA AVE; 350,183 books; 13,343 e-books; 26,291 audio materials; 29,093 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 778 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Calvin Christian School is now called Sioux Falls Christian Elementary. Grades PK-3 are located on the Sneve campus and enrollment is 280 students

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Notable locations in Sioux Falls: Sherman Park Mounds (A), Westward Ho Country Club (B), Elmwood Golf Course (C), Eastside Plaza (D), Willow Creek Shopping Plaza (E), Cactus Hills Country Club (F), Minnehaha Country Club (G), Tuve Hall (H), Stavig Hall (I), Granksou Hall (J), Morrison Commons (K), Edith Mortenson Center (L), Administration Building (M), East Hall (N), Old Main Building (O), Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Station 4 (P), Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Station 6 (Q), Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Station 2 (R), Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Station 9 (S), Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Station 8 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Sioux Falls include: SD STATE MEDICAL HOLDING CO INC (A), RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC (B), CITIBANK NEVADA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (C), HF FINANCIAL CORP (D), LODGENET ENTERTAINMENT CORP (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sioux Falls include: Messiah Church (A), First Convenant Church (B), Sunnycrest Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Hills of Rest Cemetery (3), Saint Michaels Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Covells Lake (A), Sioux Falls Diversion Channel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Skunk Creek (A), Silver Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sioux Falls include: Ladders Park (1), Olson Park (2), Sherman Park (3), Picasso Park (4), Falls Park (5), Dugan Park (6), Meldrum Park (7), Terrace Park (8), Old Yankton Trail Stone Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pettigrew Home & Museum (131 North Duluth Avenue) (1), Sioux Falls City - Parks & Recreation Dept- Great Plains Zoo & Museum- Administra (805 South Kiwanis Avenue) (2), Deals Publications Inc (Museums; 4200 South Louise Avenue Suite 204) (3), Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science (Museums; 301 South Main Avenue) (4), Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Muum of Natural Hstry (Museums; 805 South Kiwanis Avenue) (5), Sioux Falls City - Parks & Recreation Dept- Great Bear Recreation Park (Museums; 5901 East Rice Street) (6), Minnehaha County - Museums-Siouxland Heritage- Washington Pavilion of Arts & Scie (Po Box 987) (7), Old Courthouse Museum (200 West 6th Street) (8), Adventurepark (Water Parks & Slides; 26767 466th Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Kelly Inn (3101 West Russell Street) (1), Fairfield Inn Sioux Falls (4501 West Empire Place) (2), Albert House (333 North Phillips Avenue) (3), Harvey Rushmore Motel (2500 East 10th Street) (4), TownePlace Suites Sioux Falls (4545 West Homefield Drive) (5), Ramkota Hotel Best Western (Junction Highway 38 E And I # 29) (6), Comfort Inn South (3216 S Carolyn Ave) (7), Arena Motel (2401 West Russell Street) (8), Best Western Ramkota Hotel (3200 West Maple Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Courts- Bankruptcy Court- Chambers (400 South Phillips Avenue) (1), South Dakota State - Circuit Court 2nd Judicial Circuit- Civil Air Pa (3701 North Minnesota Avenue) (2), Courts-Federal - Appeals Court- Roger L Wollman Judge (400 South Phillips Avenue) (3), Courts-Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Ofc Information (400 South Phillips Avenue Rm 104) (4), Cayman Court (4104 West Cayman Street) (5), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Ofc Information (400 South Phillips Avenue) (6), United States Government - Courts- District Court- Magistrate Judge Marshall Ma (400 South Phillips Avenue) (7), United States Government - Courts- District Court- Judge Piersol Lawren (400 South Phillips Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Minnehaha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.1. This is about average.

City:

88.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.189. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.189
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.23
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.489. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.489
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.24
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sioux Falls and their reported violations in the past:

SIOUX FALLS (Population served: 158,800, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In DEC-08-2009, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2010)
PINE LAKE HILLS (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2012, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VALLEY VIEW ESTATES (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JUL-16-2007, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2007)
SKYLINE HEIGHTS (Population served: 126, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
AMBER HILLS LODGE (Serves ND, Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In MAR-12-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.7%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sioux Falls in 2010:

  • 1,797 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,482 people in state prisons
  • 982 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 517 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 392 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 229 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 192 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 89 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 73 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 64 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 40 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Sioux Falls in 2000:

  • 1,303 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,228 people in state prisons
  • 952 people in nursing homes
  • 449 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 305 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 126 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 81 people in other group homes
  • 80 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 73 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 72 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 48 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 48 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 41 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 20 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Sioux Falls, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Sioux Falls compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Sioux Falls Arena. Capacity: 7,000.

Banks with most branches in Sioux Falls (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 12 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The First National Bank in Sioux Falls: 12 branches. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $1,054.1 mil, Deposits: $755.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Minnehaha Banshares, Inc.
  • Home Federal Bank: 12 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • First PREMIER Bank: 10 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,119.4 mil, Deposits: $885.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 17 total offices, Holding Company: United National Corporation
  • Great Western Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Cliff Avenue Branch, Southwest Branch, Sycamore Branch, South Minnesota Branch, Cherapa Branch. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, headquarters in Mitchell, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation
  • Dacotah Bank: Phillips Centre Branch, Sioux Falls East Branch, Sioux Falls Branch, Sioux Falls South Branc. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.
  • MetaBank: North Career Avenue Branch, Elmwood Branch, Minnesota And 33rd Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,358.3 mil, Deposits: $1,225.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • 16 other banks with 26 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

  • Comfort Inn Sioux Falls, 3216 S Carolyn Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 , Phone: (605) 361-2822, Fax: (605) 361-2822
  • Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 W 8TH St, Sioux Falls, SD 57102 , Phone: (605) 339-2000
  • Howard Johnson Hotel, 3300 W Russell, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 , Phone: (605) 336-9000
  • Guesthouse Inn & Suites, 3101 W Russell St, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 , Phone: (605) 338-6242, Fax: (605) 338-5453
  • Radisson Encore Hotel, 4300 Empire Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 , Phone: (605) 361-6684, Fax: (605) 362-0916
  • Ramkota Inn, 2400 N Louise Exit 81, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 , Phone: (605) 336-0650, Fax: (605) 336-1687
  • Super 8 Motel, 4808 N Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 , Phone: (605) 339-9212, Fax: (605) 333-0447
  • Super 8 Motel, 4100 W 41ST St, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 , Phone: (605) 361-9719, Fax: (605) 361-9719
  • 45 other hotels and motels
All 53 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sioux Falls travel time to work - commute Sioux Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Sioux Falls:

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Sioux Falls city (based on Minnehaha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.76%
Here: 66.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents33.6%31.8%6.1%3.9%2.7%
Congregations8.7%21.1%7.5%5.6%3.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.4%2.1%1.9%1.7%13.8%
Congregations3.7%3.7%2.5%3.1%40.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Minnehaha County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Minnehaha County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Minnehaha County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Minnehaha County:

26.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 44$223,330$60,9084$7,978
Other Government Administration 36$196,202$65,4011$383
Judicial and Legal 11$71,596$78,1050$0
Police Protection - Officers 229$1,148,737$60,1960$0
Police - Other 30$128,687$51,4756$11,580
Firefighters 186$918,832$59,2790$0
Fire - Other 9$42,176$56,2350$0
Streets and Highways 139$500,658$43,22240$58,908
Health 52$284,385$65,62725$35,620
Solid Waste Management 23$89,982$46,9474$6,520
Sewerage 51$307,415$72,3330$0
Parks and Recreation 68$294,305$51,93658$43,790
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$45,240$67,8600$0
Water Supply 46$298,537$77,8793$2,673
Electric Power 12$61,421$61,4210$0
Local Libraries 62$275,294$53,28340$19,158
Other and Unallocable 44$150,986$41,1787$8,574
Totals for Government 1,050$5,037,783$57,575188$195,184

Sioux Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $11,493,000 ($69.79)
    Sewerage: $9,438,000 ($57.31)
    Regular Highways: $8,748,000 ($53.12)
    Water Utilities: $8,589,000 ($52.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,355,000 ($26.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,951,000 ($23.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,146,000 ($13.03)
    Libraries: $1,488,000 ($9.04)
    Electric Utilities: $889,000 ($5.40)
    Natural Resources - Other: $555,000 ($3.37)
    General Public Buildings: $483,000 ($2.93)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,619,000 ($125.21)
    Regular Highways: $17,674,000 ($107.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,678,000 ($89.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,282,000 ($80.66)
    Water Utilities: $9,029,000 ($54.83)
    Health - Other: $6,442,000 ($39.12)
    Sewerage: $5,508,000 ($33.45)
    Libraries: $5,265,000 ($31.97)
    Central Staff Services: $5,153,000 ($31.29)
    Transit Utilities: $5,096,000 ($30.95)
    Electric Utilities: $4,291,000 ($26.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,888,000 ($23.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,145,000 ($19.10)
    General - Other: $2,685,000 ($16.30)
    General Public Buildings: $1,315,000 ($7.99)
    Parking Facilities: $1,223,000 ($7.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,147,000 ($6.97)
    Financial Administration: $829,000 ($5.03)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $109,348,000 ($664.02)
    Corporate Bonds: $27,960,000 ($169.79)
    Benefit Payments: $11,494,000 ($69.80)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,966,000 ($18.01)
    Withdrawals: $184,000 ($1.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,175,000 ($43.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $882,000 ($5.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $796,000 ($4.83)
    Transit Utilities: $685,000 ($4.16)
    Police Protection: $602,000 ($3.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $543,000 ($3.30)
    Financial Administration: $183,000 ($1.11)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($0.60)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($0.21)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($0.15)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,510,000 ($288.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $817,000 ($4.96)

Sioux Falls government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,667,000 ($52.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,575,000 ($27.78)
    All Other: $4,491,000 ($27.27)
    Parking Facilities: $2,097,000 ($12.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $379,000 ($2.30)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $30,816,000 ($187.13)
    From Parent Local Government: $7,217,000 ($43.83)
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,563,000 ($15.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,613,000 ($15.87)
    Transit Utilities: $2,236,000 ($13.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,492,000 ($9.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $658,000 ($4.00)
    Highways: $122,000 ($0.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $7,277,000 ($44.19)
    Interest Earnings: $7,037,000 ($42.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,157,000 ($13.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,257,000 ($7.63)
    Sale of Property: $762,000 ($4.63)
    Rents: $601,000 ($3.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $415,000 ($2.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,058,000 ($85.37)
    Electric Utilities: $4,760,000 ($28.91)
    Transit Utilities: $628,000 ($3.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,921,000 ($11.67)
    Highways: $1,455,000 ($8.84)
    All Other: $381,000 ($2.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $73,241,000 ($444.76)
    Property: $30,323,000 ($184.14)
    Other License: $4,968,000 ($30.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,576,000 ($27.79)
    Amusements Sales: $17,000 ($0.10)

Sioux Falls government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,743,000 ($551.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,463,000 ($518.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $56,179,000 ($341.15)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $54,091,000 ($328.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,555,000 ($130.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,275,000 ($98.83)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,088,000 ($12.68)

Sioux Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,581,000 ($15.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $116,199,000 ($705.62)
    Total Federal Securities: $32,737,000 ($198.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,139,000 ($620.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,091,000 ($328.47)

7.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.02%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lincoln County, SD  1.32% ($45,824 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.24% ($28,124)
from Pennington County, SD  0.16% ($27,252)


7.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.04%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lincoln County, SD  1.63% ($48,425 average AGI)
to Brookings County, SD  0.16% ($28,939)
to Pennington County, SD  0.15% ($27,196)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sioux Falls:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KSQB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: L A SKYWAVE, INC.)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sioux Falls:

  • KCFS (94.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KCSD (90.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KAUR (89.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE ASSOCIATION)
  • KRSD (88.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • K261CI (100.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG COMPANY)
  • K217DU (91.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K252DG (98.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K208EN (89.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sioux Falls:

  • KCPO-LP (Channel 26; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)
  • KXWB-LP (Channel 42; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBNW-LP (Channel 44; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K48DK (Channel 48; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: STUART E. MOEN)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K34DR (Channel 34; HUMBOLDT, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sioux Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 148
Total length: 1,128 meters (3,701ft)
Total costs: $29,048,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,309,673
Total average daily truck traffic: 182,448

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 19
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 12
  • 1990-1999: 46
  • 2000-2009: 49
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sioux Falls, SD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sioux Falls)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 350 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sioux Falls, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 492 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sioux Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sioux Falls)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 261 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED918$125,060767$133,0562,803$141,280217$56,31933$770,388290$120,24539$38,661
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED48$119,84247$118,922370$140,01722$46,2671$315,00022$111,0959$35,797
APPLICATIONS DENIED59$121,15675$93,504620$130,402108$31,9876$1,473,37538$152,50955$34,571
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$123,11146$116,538634$141,89940$53,5404$4,533,94822$114,7794$72,265
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$151,9404$115,25088$137,2353$73,0930$06$108,6531$17,170

Detailed mortgage data for all 24 tracts in Sioux Falls, SD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED111$151,216126$168,2191$87,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$153,21519$157,5342$94,115
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$148,5767$175,9540$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$112,45510$99,3360$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$62,2252$217,2151$48,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 329
  • Hazardous Condition: 764
  • Service Call: 74
  • Good Intent Call: 52

Incident types - Sioux Falls

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sioux Falls, SD
Most common first names in Sioux Falls, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John58875.7 years
Robert46171.2 years
Mary43580.7 years
William41376.2 years
James30871.5 years
George27777.5 years
Donald27371.2 years
Helen27081.9 years
Richard24269.0 years
Anna23886.5 years
Most common last names in Sioux Falls, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson42078.1 years
Anderson32877.0 years
Nelson27178.2 years
Olson18478.3 years
Peterson17677.4 years
Smith17176.1 years
Larson15179.8 years
Miller14275.8 years
Thompson13278.2 years
Hanson10679.2 years
Businesses in Sioux Falls, SD
NameCountNameCount
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware4La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture6
AmericInn1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza3
Ann Taylor1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's2Lowe's1
Arby's3Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott5
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets8
AutoZone1Maurices2
BMW1McDonald's7
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble1Menards2
Bath & Body Works2Microtel1
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity3
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance8
Best Western2New York & Co1
Big O Tires1Nike11
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King11Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee3Outback1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza3
Chevrolet1Payless3
Chico's1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut4
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos3
Curves1RadioShack3
DHL2Ramada2
Dairy Queen7Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Red Roof Inn1
Deb1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza4SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears2
Econo Lodge1Sephora1
Eddie Bauer1Sheraton1
Ethan Allen1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear2Slumberland1
FedEx29Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker1Staples1
Ford2Starbucks9
GNC1Subaru1
GameStop2Subway16
Gap1Super 83
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block5Taco Bell6
Hardee's3Talbots1
Haworth1Target2
Hilton3The Limited1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn3Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul5
Hot Topic1UPS35
IHOP2Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens6
KFC4Walmart2
Kincaid1Wendy's3
Kmart2YMCA1
Knights Inn1

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