Introduction to South Sioux City, Nebraska

South Sioux City, Nebraska, in Dakota county, is 2 miles S of Sioux City, Iowa and 87 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is included in the Sioux City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,925 people lived in South Sioux City.

South Sioux City History

The community is in Dakota County. In 1804, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis passed through the area. Dakota County was named after the Dakota Sioux tribe and was formed in the year 1855.

South Sioux City and nearby Attractions

  • Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum
  • Trinity Heights
  • Mid America Air Museum
  • Stone State Park
  • Sioux City Public Museum
  • Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

Things To Do In South Sioux City

The Dakota County Fair is held in Sioux City every August. Local churches include Saint Michael Catholic Church, Hope Lutheran Church and Evangelical Church. The area also has numerous parks such as Scenic Park, Cardinal Park, Klasey Park and Raymond Park, which offer various recreational facilities.

South Sioux City Transportation

Des Moines International is the closest major airport.

South Sioux City Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Wayne State College, the University of South Dakota, Creighton University and Western Iowa Tech Community College.


Total Population 13,315
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 5,977
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,678
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,059
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,257


Median Family Income $49,115
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $684
Median House Value $107,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Sioux City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dakota
Metro Area Sioux City
Standard Zip Codes 68776
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.473
Longitude -96.413

South Sioux City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dakota City 2,271 $64,315
Homer 595 $49,773
Hubbard 208 $66,875
Jackson 194 $67,500
Ponca 1,037 $64,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Sioux City Public Libraries

South Sioux City Public Library
South Sioux City, Nebraska
(402) 494-7545
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South Sioux City High Schools

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Serves 926 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

A Special Education School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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