Sioux Center, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 7,579 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.3%
 
Males: 3,877  (51.2%)
Females: 3,702  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

27.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51250.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,476 (it was $42,775 in 2000)
Sioux Center:

$63,476
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,532 (it was $16,912 in 2000)

Sioux Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,688 (it was $105,000 in 2000)
Sioux Center:

$190,688
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $190,281; detached houses: $195,605; townhouses or other attached units: $184,004; in 2-unit structures: $171,208; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,379; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,431; mobile homes: $14,583

Median gross rent in 2017: $777.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sioux Center: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.2%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sioux Center, IA (2017)
    • 6,19983.1%White alone
    • 1,06414.3%Hispanic
    • 721.0%Asian alone
    • 560.8%Two or more races
    • 420.6%Black alone
    • 270.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sioux Center, Iowa as of September 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sioux Center is 2,479 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.91
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: Dutch (58.2%), German (7.4%), American (4.9%), European (1.7%), English (1.6%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1/1891

Elevation: 1445 feet

Land area: 5.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,433 people per square mile   (low).

Sioux Center, Iowa map

586 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 1.2% North America).

This city:

7.9%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,976 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,867 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (41.6 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (125.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (441.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Orange City, IA (2.8 miles ),
Maurice, IA (2.8 miles ),
Hull, IA (2.8 miles ),
Ireton, IA (3.2 miles ),
Alton, IA (3.2 miles ),
Rock Valley, IA (3.3 miles ),
Boyden, IA (3.4 miles ),
Struble, IA (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 43.08 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,924 (+25.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,147 (76.3%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Sioux Center, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sioux Center, IA in 2017

Sioux Center satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2006: 59 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2008: 42 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2015: 29 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2016: 33 buildings, average cost: $246,500
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $243,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Sioux Center, IA residents
Average permit cost in Sioux Center, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Sioux Center, IA
Historical housing units in Sioux Center, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +982 (+19.6%).
Most common industries in Sioux Center, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Food (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.3%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.5%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Sioux Center, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)

Average climate in Sioux Center, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Sioux Center-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Sioux Center city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sioux Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller 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 179.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from Sioux Center 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 139.5 miles away from Sioux Center 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 125.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.8 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 Sioux County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Sioux Center:

  • SIOUX CENTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 605 SOUTH MAIN AVENUE)
  • CHEARS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (30 19TH STREET SW)
  • SIOUX CENTER COMM HSP AND HEALTH (1400 7TH AVENUE SE)

Airports and heliports located in Sioux Center:

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College/University in Sioux Center:

  • Dordt College (Full-time enrollment: 1,454; Location: 498 4th Ave NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dordt.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sioux Center:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 43 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 44 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 46 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 58 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 72 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Wayne State College (about 72 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • South Dakota State University (about 92 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Public high school in Sioux Center:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sioux Center:

Private elementary/middle school in Sioux Center:

See full list of schools located in Sioux Center

Library in Sioux Center:

  • SIOUX CENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $354,875; Location: 102 S MAIN AVE; 46,161 books; 3,479 audio materials; 3,143 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 153 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sioux Center: Boonstra Farms (A), Sioux County Fair Grounds (B), Sioux Center (C), Farmers Co-op Society Elevator (D), Visser Elevator Incorporated Elevator (E), Sioux Center Ambulance (F), Sioux Center Fire Department (G), Sioux Center Police Department (H), Sioux Center Public Library (I), Maintenance Building (J), Central Heating Plant (K), West Residence Hall (L), Faculty/Student Residence (M), North Residence Hall (N), Commons (O), East Residence Hall (P), Dordt College Gymnasium (Q), East Campus Apartments (R), Covenant Residence Hall (S), Southview Apartments (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Centre Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sioux Center include: Christ Community Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), New Life Reformed Church (C), Netherlands Reformed Church (D), Hope Lutheran Church (E), First Reformed Church (F), First Christian Reformed Church (G), Faith Christian Reformed Church (H), Covenant Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memory Gardens Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sioux Center include: Open Space Park (1), Childrens Park (2), Central Park (3), Westside Park (4), Regency Park (5), Tower Fields (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Econo Lodge Sioux Center (86 9th Street Circle Northeast).

Birthplace of: Delwin Vriend - Activist.

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

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Sioux Center in 2010:

  • 1,034 people in college/university student housing
  • 69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
1,126 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
66 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Sioux Center (2011 data):

  • American State Bank: at 525 North Main Street, branch established on 1913/09/01; Sioux Center Branch at 18 6th Street , N.W., branch established on 1998/10/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $567.8 mil, Deposits: $473.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ambank Company, Inc.
  • Peoples Bank: Sioux Center Location at 806 N Main Ave, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $309.2 mil, headquarters in Rock Valley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • Primebank: Sioux Center Branch at 1601 S. Main St, branch established on 2003/01/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.5 mil, Deposits: $272.9 mil, headquarters in Le Mars, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Primebank, Inc.
  • First National Bank: at 242 North Main Avenue, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/13: Bank assets: $260.0 mil, Deposits: $224.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Sioux Center:

Marital status in Sioux Center, IA
  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

For population 25 years and over in Sioux Center:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sioux Center
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Religion statistics for Sioux Center, IA (based on Sioux County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,31632
Evangelical Protestant12,98841
Catholic2,4716
Other1-
None4,928-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Sioux County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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
Here:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sioux County:

6.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sioux Center:

46.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sioux Center:

41.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Sioux Center:

27.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.9%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Sioux Center:

53.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sioux Center, IA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 7$31,510$54,0172$324
Other and Unallocable 7$27,740$47,5543$2,867
Parks and Recreation 5$18,643$44,74368$17,747
Electric Power 5$23,724$56,9380$0
Local Libraries 4$9,412$28,23612$8,953
Water Supply 4$17,048$51,1440$0
Other Government Administration 4$27,833$83,49910$9,856
Sewerage 3$13,439$53,7560$0
Financial Administration 3$12,335$49,3402$4,473
Streets and Highways 2$9,989$59,9340$0
Gas Supply 2$8,375$50,2501$330
Welfare 2$7,098$42,5883$1,152
Airports 1$3,359$40,3080$0
Health 1$4,167$50,0040$0
Totals for Government 50$214,672$51,521101$45,702

Sioux Center government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $978,000 ($129.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $458,000 ($60.43)
    General Public Buildings: $108,000 ($14.25)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($9.10)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,514,000 ($1255.31)
    Gas Utilities: $5,912,000 ($780.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,932,000 ($386.86)
    Water Utilities: $1,326,000 ($174.96)
    Sewerage: $1,123,000 ($148.17)
    General - Other: $1,069,000 ($141.05)
    Regular Highways: $981,000 ($129.44)
    Central Staff Services: $980,000 ($129.30)
    Police Protection: $753,000 ($99.35)
    Libraries: $547,000 ($72.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $437,000 ($57.66)
    Health - Other: $223,000 ($29.42)
    Air Transportation: $204,000 ($26.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $163,000 ($21.51)
    Financial Administration: $103,000 ($13.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($26.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $253,000 ($33.38)
    General Public Building: $143,000 ($18.87)
    Police Protection: $67,000 ($8.84)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($7.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($6.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,706,000 ($488.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $237,000 ($31.27)

Sioux Center government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,201,000 ($158.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $791,000 ($104.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $402,000 ($53.04)
    Other: $266,000 ($35.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $50,000 ($6.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,103,000 ($277.48)
    Interest Earnings: $590,000 ($77.85)
    Rents: $384,000 ($50.67)
    Special Assessments: $33,000 ($4.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($3.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,920,000 ($1308.88)
    Gas Utilities: $5,875,000 ($775.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,707,000 ($225.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $864,000 ($114.00)
    Other: $288,000 ($38.00)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($3.43)
  • Tax - Property: $5,116,000 ($675.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $806,000 ($106.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $144,000 ($19.00)
    Other License: $124,000 ($16.36)

Sioux Center government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,017,000 ($1453.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,413,000 ($1241.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,453,000 ($323.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $849,000 ($112.02)

Sioux Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,168,000 ($1869.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $354,000 ($46.71)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
Businesses in Sioux Center, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Econo Lodge1Nike1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
Ford1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Maurices1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sioux Center:

  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sioux Center:

  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Sioux Center:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Sioux Center fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sioux Center fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 72.7mTotal length
  • 23,385Total average daily traffic
  • 1,555Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,385Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sioux Center, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sioux Center, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sioux Center)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sioux Center, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sioux Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sioux Center)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 17. The highest number of fire incidents - 47 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sioux Center, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (38.6%), and Structure Fires (30.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sioux Center, IA
    • 11038.6%Outside Fires
    • 8730.5%Structure Fires
    • 6221.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 269.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sioux Center, IA
Most common first names in Sioux Center, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7078.6 years
Henry5382.8 years
Gerrit3380.9 years
William3279.1 years
Jennie3086.6 years
Gertrude2683.3 years
Peter2378.1 years
Johanna2382.8 years
Margaret1981.6 years
Anna1781.5 years
Most common last names in Sioux Center, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vermeer2280.3 years
Hulstein1981.2 years
Punt1785.5 years
Vandeberg1779.5 years
Vanroekel1681.3 years
Klein1680.5 years
Franken1683.2 years
Rozeboom1583.1 years
Denherder1380.2 years
Degroot1383.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sioux Center, IA
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sioux Center, IA
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 48.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sioux Center compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Sioux Center on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #12 (51250) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
  • #43 (51250) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
There are 23 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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