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Sioux County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 34,999 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 31,589 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,584
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,724
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,595
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,276 (it was 2,098 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%

Land area: 768 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sioux County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.8%), Manufacturing (18.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sioux County, IA (2019)
    • 30,21786.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,87111.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3981.1%Two or more races
    • 2670.8%Asian alone
    • 1230.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 260.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 180.05%Some other race alone
    • 160.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 17,617  (50.3%)
Females: 17,382  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Sioux County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,191 ($40,536 in 1999)
This county:

$71,191
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $573 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $705)
This county:

$573
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $180,079 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Sioux:

$180,079
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,804 - $261,709

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $211,379
Here:

$211,379
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $213,688
Here:

$213,688
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $277,752
Here:

$277,752
State:

$120,562

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,584
Here:

$91,584
State:

$159,145

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $168,577
Here:

$168,577
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $38,374
Here:

$38,374
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,196
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $503

Institutionalized population: 375

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 58
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 96 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1998: 91 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2000: 78 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2001: 77 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2002: 89 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2003: 112 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2004: 92 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2005: 97 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2006: 101 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2007: 91 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2008: 98 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2010: 88 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2011: 69 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2012: 105 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2013: 98 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2014: 88 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2015: 105 buildings, average cost: $234,700
  • 2016: 109 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2017: 81 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2018: 67 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2019: 76 buildings, average cost: $284,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Sioux, IA residents
Average permit cost in Sioux, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,991 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,372 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Sioux, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sioux, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sioux, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.1%
Sioux County:

6.1%
Iowa:

11.2%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 5.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 33.7 years old
(Males: 32.7 years old, Females: 35.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.8 years old, Black residents: 27.0 years old, American Indian residents: 35.7 years old, Asian residents: 24.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sioux County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $673 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sioux Center, Orange City, Rock Valley, Hawarden, Hull, Alton, Boyden, Hospers, Ireton, Granville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sioux County: Elcho (A), O'Brien (B), Sheldon Country Club (C), Cottonwood Farm (D), Youngers Farm (E), Diamond H Farms (F), Kay - Kel - Sha Farm (G), B and B Farms (H), Getting Farms (I), Hofman Farm (J), A B C Farms (K), Peelen Farms (L), Budden Farms (M), Vollink Farms (N), Sanborn Sow Farm (O), D and J Farms (P), Solsma Farms (Q), Allison Acres (R), Van Ess Dairy (S), Mig Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sioux County include: Baker Church (A), Covey Church (B), Grant Bible Church (C), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (D), Zion Lutheran Church (E), United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (1), Prairie View Cemetery (2), Roseland Cemetery (3), Calvary Cemetery (4), Saint Anthonys Cemetery (5), Saint Cecilla Cemetery (6), Saint John Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Barry Creek (A), Cole Creek (B), Stofferan Creek (C), South Branch Little Floyd River (D), West Branch Mill Creek (E), Wolf Creek (F), Henry Creek (G), Roetzel Creek (H), Plessis Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sioux County include: Railroad Area (1), Mill Creek Area (2), Weale Area (3), Rahbusch Tract (4), Waterman Wildlife Area (5), Covey Church Park (6), Flinders Area (7), Waterman Prairie Wildlife Management Area (8), Negus Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Windham County, Vermont , Natrona County, Wyoming , Cherokee County , Hancock County , Twin Falls County, Idaho , Lincoln County, South Dakota , Howard County , Plymouth County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.5%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Sioux, IA
County total employment by year in Sioux, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Sioux, IA

Current college students: 2,920
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,199 (31.0% naturalized citizens)

Sioux County:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5162010 or later
  • 9642000 to 2009
  • 4571990 to 1999
  • 2001980 to 1989
  • 551970 to 1979
  • 149Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Sioux County marital status for males Sioux County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,714
  • One, attached: 505
  • Two: 117
  • 3 or 4: 526
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 222
  • 20 to 49: 280
  • 50 or more: 27
  • Mobile homes: 434

Housing units in Sioux County with a mortgage: 5,507 (48 second mortgage, 591 home equity loan, 68 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,440

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sioux County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,31632
Evangelical Protestant12,98841
Catholic2,4716
Other1-
None4,928-
Sioux County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Sioux County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Sioux County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sioux County:

6.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Sioux County:

24.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Sioux County:

Average size of farms: 302 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $368,711
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $242.65
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $308,107
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $109,603
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 43.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.09%
Corn for grain: 218846 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 411 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 193229 harvested acres
Vegetables: 63 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Sioux County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 3459914.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/5/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sioux County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 195% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from Sioux County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 179.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from the county center
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 125.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 461.7 miles away from Sioux County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2018 - July 2, 2018, FEMA Id: 4386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4114: May 06, 2013, FEMA Id: 4114, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sioux County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sioux

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,152 (76.6%)
  • Carpooled: 2,044 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 35 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 179 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 91 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 747 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,840 (8.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (60%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • India (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Netherlands (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sioux County


  • Dutch (50%)
  • German (12%)
  • American (6%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Sioux County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 2,086 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 435 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in halfway houses
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Sioux County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 1,972 people in college/university student housing
  • 301 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,398.

3.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.83% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($26,542 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($25,226 average AGI)
Sioux County:

2.00%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lyon County, IA  0.35% ($78,366 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.30% ($38,472)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($64,543)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.22% ($49,654)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.18% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($21,779 average AGI)
2.32% relocated to other states ($24,500 average AGI)
Sioux County:

2.32%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to O'Brien County, IA  0.48% ($44,772 average AGI)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.40% ($39,646)
to Lyon County, IA  0.31% ($48,595)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.30% ($42,750)
to Woodbury County, IA  0.21% ($33,960)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Sioux County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Sioux County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sioux County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sioux County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sioux County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sioux County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sioux County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sioux County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sioux County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,185 (4,737 aged, 448 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 366 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sioux County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (352)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (254)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (165)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (158)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (117)
  • Unspecified dementia (77)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (46)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (36)
  • Hypertensive heart disease with (congestive) heart failure (21)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,434
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,044
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,925

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,602
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 694
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,999
  • Male householders: 6,907 (1,270 living alone), Female householders: 5,533 (1,540 living alone)
  • 8,056 spouses (8,034 opposite-sex spouses), 366 unmarried partners, (355 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,570 children (9,771 natural, 443 adopted, 360 stepchildren), 190 grandchildren, 126 brothers or sisters, 74 parents, 3 foster children, 257 other relatives, 559 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,182

Size of family households: 4,371 2-persons, 1,327 3-persons, 1,341 4-persons, 1,441 5-persons, 473 6-persons, 143 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,824 1-person, 362 2-persons, 88 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 49 5-persons.

7,942 married couples with children.
915 single-parent households (405 men, 510 women).

90.5% of residents of Sioux speak English at home.
8.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (34% speak English very well, 66% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $142,741,000 ($4,436 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $752,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,557,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,310,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,101,000
Federal grants: $26,361,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,877,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,534,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,121,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,476,000
Federal Government insurance: $111,462,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,404
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,345
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +305
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -517
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sioux County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in Sioux County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Sioux County, Iowa
  • 5532014 or later
  • 4512010 to 2013
  • 1,6522000 to 2009
  • 1,3451990 to 1999
  • 9161980 to 1989
  • 1,9451970 to 1979
  • 1,1871960 to 1969
  • 1,2981950 to 1959
  • 5711940 to 1949
  • 3,1681939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sioux County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sioux County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sioux County, Iowa
  • 221 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 2433 rooms
  • 5544 rooms
  • 1,1775 rooms
  • 1,7256 rooms
  • 1,4407 rooms
  • 1,4378 rooms
  • 3,3149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sioux County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sioux County, Iowa
  • 551 room
  • 2482 rooms
  • 4953 rooms
  • 4214 rooms
  • 6355 rooms
  • 2636 rooms
  • 1407 rooms
  • 1488 rooms
  • 939+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sioux County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sioux County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sioux County, Iowa
  • 22no bedroom
  • 2171 bedroom
  • 1,8952 bedrooms
  • 3,4313 bedrooms
  • 2,8884 bedrooms
  • 1,5025+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sioux County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sioux County, Iowa
  • 55no bedroom
  • 6371 bedroom
  • 8632 bedrooms
  • 6403 bedrooms
  • 1944 bedrooms
  • 925+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sioux County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sioux County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sioux County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 92no vehicle
  • 1,7321 vehicle
  • 4,7312 vehicles
  • 2,0263 vehicles
  • 9494 vehicles
  • 4135+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sioux County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sioux County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 440no vehicle
  • 1,0291 vehicle
  • 7842 vehicles
  • 1293 vehicles
  • 664 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles

90.6% of Sioux County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Iowa.

Sioux County:

90.6%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,360
  • Other state: 9,300
  • Northeast: 303
  • Midwest: 6,665
  • South: 792
  • West: 1,525
Year householders moved into unit in Sioux County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sioux County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.6%Utility gas
  • 35.4%Electricity
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,376
Here:

31.9%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 504
Here:

26.4%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,980
Here:

82.3%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sioux County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,111,000
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,065,000
    Regular Highways: $727,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,360,000
    General - Other: $4,703,000
    Police Protection: $2,641,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,662,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Central Staff Services: $859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $256,000
    Air Transportation: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $322,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $216,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,113,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,534,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,065,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $130,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $2,800,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    General - Other: $92,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,002,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,023,000
    Other: $868,000
    General Local Government Support: $831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $159,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,514,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $402,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,828,000

Sioux County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,111,000
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,065,000
    Regular Highways: $727,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,360,000
    General - Other: $4,703,000
    Police Protection: $2,641,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,662,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Central Staff Services: $859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $256,000
    Air Transportation: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $322,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $216,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,113,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,534,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,065,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $130,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $2,800,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    General - Other: $92,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,002,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,023,000
    Other: $868,000
    General Local Government Support: $831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $159,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,514,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $402,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,828,000

Sioux County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,111,000
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,065,000
    Regular Highways: $727,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,360,000
    General - Other: $4,703,000
    Police Protection: $2,641,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,662,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Central Staff Services: $859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $256,000
    Air Transportation: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $322,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $216,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,113,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,534,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,065,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $130,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $2,800,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    General - Other: $92,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,002,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,023,000
    Other: $868,000
    General Local Government Support: $831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $159,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,514,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $402,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,828,000

Sioux County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,111,000
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,065,000
    Regular Highways: $727,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,360,000
    General - Other: $4,703,000
    Police Protection: $2,641,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,662,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Central Staff Services: $859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $256,000
    Air Transportation: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $322,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $216,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,113,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,534,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,065,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $130,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $2,800,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $173,000
    General - Other: $92,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,002,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,023,000
    Other: $868,000
    General Local Government Support: $831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $159,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,514,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,488,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $402,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,828,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 217
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 196
  • Number of recipients under 18: 44
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 137
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 36
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 92
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 80
Most common first names in Sioux County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John38779.1 years
Henry23179.8 years
William18378.4 years
Gerrit13480.9 years
Anna12485.0 years
Peter12179.3 years
Jennie10786.1 years
Gertrude10785.2 years
Mary9682.7 years
Margaret8384.0 years
Most common last names in Sioux County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dejong7282.1 years
Dykstra6480.8 years
Mulder6180.0 years
Klein5079.6 years
Vanroekel4380.1 years
Miller3980.4 years
Devries3978.8 years
Deboer3880.3 years
Mouw3781.8 years
Johnson3578.2 years
Businesses in Sioux County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Chevrolet3Nike2
Curves2Pizza Hut2
Econo Lodge1Quiznos1
FedEx3RadioShack3
Ford1Subway4
H&R Block1Super 82
Hardee's2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Kincaid1U.S. Cellular3
La-Z-Boy2UPS5
Lane Furniture3Walmart1
Maurices1