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Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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8.5% of Sioux Falls, SD residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 53.5% less than the poverty level of 13.0% across the entire state of South Dakota. Taking into account residents not living in families, 13.7% of high school graduates and 32.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 12.6% among disabled males and 17.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.5%. For comparison, it was 35.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Sioux Falls, SD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Sioux Falls:

8.5%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Sioux Falls:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Sioux Falls:

12.6%
South Dakota:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 14.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Sioux Falls:

29.6%
South Dakota:

24.4%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Sioux Falls:

17.9%
South Dakota:

21.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 14.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Sioux Falls:

32.1%
South Dakota:

24.8%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

78.5%
Residents above poverty level:

35.5%

Poverty by age in Sioux Falls, SD

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Sioux Falls
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Sioux Falls,SD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 8.8%Under 5 years
  • 13.8%5 years
  • 13.8%6 to 11 years
  • 2.3%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 11.3%16 and 17 years
  • 18.7%18 to 24 years
  • 10.2%25 to 34 years
  • 3.8%35 to 44 years
  • 5.4%45 to 54 years
  • 9.8%55 to 64 years
  • 6.2%65 to 74 years
  • 2.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Sioux Falls
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Sioux Falls,SD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 2.2%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 13.3%6 to 11 years
  • 13.3%12 to 14 years
  • 16.9%15 years
  • 2.7%16 and 17 years
  • 23.9%18 to 24 years
  • 10.0%25 to 34 years
  • 4.9%35 to 44 years
  • 7.8%45 to 54 years
  • 7.5%55 to 64 years
  • 1.6%65 to 74 years
  • 1.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Sioux Falls,SD (% below half of poverty level)
  • 6.8%Under 5 years
  • 4.6%5 years
  • 3.9%6 to 11 years
  • 5.2%12 to 14 years
  • 5.2%15 years
  • 4.3%16 and 17 years
  • 7.2%18 to 24 years
  • 3.2%25 to 34 years
  • 2.6%35 to 44 years
  • 2.2%45 to 54 years
  • 1.4%55 to 64 years
  • 1.8%65 to 74 years
  • 1.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Sioux Falls, SD

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Sioux Falls, SD (%)
  • 6.6%White
  • 29.0%Black
  • 62.4%American Indian
  • 6.5%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.3%Other race
  • 28.1%2+ races
  • 12.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Sioux Falls, SD (absolute numbers)
  • 9,282White
  • 2,368Black
  • 2,600American Indian
  • 282Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 798Other race
  • 1,2722+ races
  • 1,082Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 7.9%Below poverty level
  • 92.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.1%Below poverty level
  • 84.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Sioux Falls, SD

Children below poverty level:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

10.8%
State:

16.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Sioux Falls:

13.7%
South Dakota:

20.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Sioux Falls:

32.7%
South Dakota:

39.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 34.1%Married-couple family
  • 15.2%Male, no wife present
  • 50.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Sioux Falls not in families by work experience
  • 3.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 54.9%Worked part-time
  • 41.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 3.4%Both worked full-time
  • 11.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.6%Both worked part-time
  • 41.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 20.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 3.0%1999 to 2000
  • 9.5%1995 to 1998
  • 6.9%1990 to 1994
  • 11.8%1980 to 1989
  • 18.9%1970 to 1979
  • 5.5%1960 to 1969
  • 18.1%1950 to 1959
  • 5.7%1940 to 1949
  • 20.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.7%1999 to 2000
  • 10.4%1995 to 1998
  • 9.8%1990 to 1994
  • 15.6%1980 to 1989
  • 15.9%1970 to 1979
  • 10.2%1960 to 1969
  • 14.0%1950 to 1959
  • 6.9%1940 to 1949
  • 13.5%1939 or earlier
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