Introduction to Sioux Center, Iowa

Sioux Center, Iowa is located 41 miles N of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center) and is 126 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Sioux county. The population of the city is 6,002.

Sioux Center History

The area now known as Sioux Center was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. In fact, it was also named after the Sioux Indian tribe. The area was first settled by the whites in the 1800s. The city is located in Sioux County, which was established on January 15, 1851.

Sioux Center and nearby Attractions

  • Centre Mall
  • Sioux County Historical Center
  • Newton Hills State Park
  • Sheldon Prarie Museum
  • Lake Alvin State Recreation Area
  • Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site

Things To Do In Sioux Center

Sioux Center has many parks including the Crown Pointe Vernon Park, Regency Park, and Central Park. The Open Space Park offers 2 lighted sand volleyball courts, a lighted baseball field, a lighted football field, and softball field. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Centre Mall. One can also enjoy camping at the Sandy Hollow Campground. The city also includes a bike trail to enjoy. Sioux Center also hosts Summer Celebration every year in the month of June, which features a celebration including cruise night and a car show.

Sioux Center Transportation

Flights can be availed from Sioux Gateway Airport/ Col. Bud Day Field.

Sioux Center Higher Education

Dordt College is located in the city. Western Iowa Tech Community College, Buena Vista University, and University of South Dakota also offer facilities for higher education.


Total Population 7,218
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,828
Age of the Population 27


% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.5%
Median Earnings25+ $39,470
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,632


Median Family Income $73,438
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 14.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 18.1%
Median Gross Rent $703
Median House Value $184,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.6%
Irish 5.5%

Sioux Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles N of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51250
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.079
Longitude -96.175

Sioux Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
Station LE MARS
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sioux Center, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lebanon (51250)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 1,190 $68,523
Hull 2,263 $62,083
Ireton 652 $60,000

Sioux Center Public Libraries

Sioux Center Public Library
327 1ST AVE. NE
Sioux Center, Iowa
(712) 722-2138

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Sioux Center Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(712) 722-1271
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sioux Center High Schools

550 9TH ST NE
Serves 309 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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