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Overview

Introduction to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls is South Dakota's largest city and also the county seat of the state's Minnehaha County. Nestled in the southeastern corner of South Dakota, Sioux Falls hugs the borders of three neighboring states: Minnesota (to the northeast), Iowa (to the southeast), and Nebraska (to the southwest). The city is located at the intersection of Interstates I-29 and I-90, and is also serviced by I-229 and South Dakota State Highway 42.

Founded in the mid-19th century by land speculators attracted by the cascades of the Big Sioux River and the area's beauty and water power, Sioux Falls became incorporated as a village in 1876 by the legislative assembly of the Dakota Territory. Restricted by its village charter, Sioux Falls subsequently petitioned to become a city and was granted its city charter in 1883. The arrival of the railroads in the 1880s ushered in an era of prosperity and an associated population boom. During the early part of the 20th century, the Sioux Falls economy centered on agriculturally-based industries, triggered by the opening of the John Morrell meat packing plant in the city in 1909. By the latter half of the century, the city's economy had greatly diversified and become more service-based, focusing on finance, health care, and retail trade.

Arts and Culture in Sioux Falls

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy arts and culture in Sioux Falls. A wealth of galleries and museums expounding on art and native history abound in the city, which is also filled with a wide variety of statues and historical monuments. The Delbridge Museum of Natural History features one of the country's most fascinating collections of mounted wildlife. The Old Courthouse Museum, housed in a restored 1890s building, offers exhibits which chronicle the natural and cultural histories of the Siouxland region. The Sioux Empire Medical Museum, housed at Sioux Valley Hospital, features medical history displays dating from the early 1900s and provides visitors with an appreciation of medical progress since that time. The Pettigrew Home and Museum, housed in the restored former home of Richard F. Pettigrew, South Dakota's first full-term U.S. senator, displays artifacts which Pettigrew had collected from all over the world. The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is home to the Kirby Science Discover Center and also to two performing arts centers which host several operas and Broadway productions throughout the year. Great Bear Recreation Park offers downhill and cross country skiing for both beginners and advanced skiers. Annual events in town include Jazzfest, the city's Jazz and Blues Festival. Held in July at Yankton Trail Park, the two-day outdoor musical event has become a summer favorite in Sioux Falls and the surrounding region.

For sports fans, Sioux Falls has a wide variety of teams to suit all tastes. The city boasts a minor league professional baseball team, the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Canaries, who play in the American Association, are an independent team unaffiliated with any Major League club. The Sioux Falls Arena is home to three local teams: the Skyforce, Stampede, and Storm. The Sioux Falls Skyforce is a pro basketball team playing in the NBA Development League. The Sioux Falls Stampede play pro hockey in the United States Hockey League (USHL). The Sioux Falls Storm is an arena football team belonging to the United Indoor Football League (UIFL). Soccer also has a home in Sioux Falls with the Sioux Falls Spitfire, a team in the USL's Premier Development League.

Demographics

People

Total Population170,401
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+93,150
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,565
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,422
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,255

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,598
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$771
Median House Value$168,600

Ancestry

German36.5%
Norwegian16.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.2%
Irish10.6%
Dutch5.9%
English5.1%
Swedish3.3%
African2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish1.8%
Danishn1.7%
Italian1.5%
Czech1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Russian0.9%
Ethiopian0.7%
Swiss0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Liberian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Somali0.1%
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Sioux Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Minnehaha County, Lincoln County
Standard Zip Codes57103, 57104, 57105, 57106, 57108, 57110, 57107
P.O. Box Zip Codes57101, 57109, 57117, 57118
Company Zip Codes57186, 57193, 57197, 57198
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.54
Approximate Longitude-96.73

Sioux Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSIOUX FALLS AP
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp3 to 25 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 86 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches
StationROCK RAPIDS
Distance28.2 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip27.4 inches
StationWENTWORTH 2 WNW
Distance34.9 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brandon9,731$93,527
Crooks1,349$92,404
Harrisburg5,429$82,638
Hartford3,043$72,426
Tea4,866$85,000
Valley Springs732$69,063

Sioux Falls Public Libraries

Siouxland Libraries
200 NORTH DAKOTA AVE
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
(605) 367-8713

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Sioux Falls Hospitals

Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota
(Proprietary)
4500 West 69th Street
(605) 977-7000
Select Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
800 East 21st Street
(605) 322-3300
Avera Mckennan Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 East 21st Street
(605) 322-7808
Childrens Care Hospital
(Non-profit)
2501 West 26th Street
(605) 782-2300
Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
2501 West 22nd Street
(605) 336-3230
Avera Behavioral Health Center
(Proprietary)
4400 West 69th Street
(605) 322-4065
Twelve-step Living Corporation - Tallgrass Recovery Center
(Proprietary)
27048 South Tallgrass Avenue
(605) 368-5559
Sanford University Of South Dakota Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1305 West 18th Street
(605) 333-1000

Sioux Falls Public Schools

Anne Sullivan Elementary - 20
3701 E 3rd St
ZIP: 57103
(605) 367-6084
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Cleveland Elementary - 14
1000 S Edward Dr
ZIP: 57103
(605) 367-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Eugene Field A+ Elementary - 16
501 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 57103
(605) 367-6160
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Harvey Dunn Elementary - 54
2400 S Bahnson Ave
ZIP: 57103
(605) 371-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
John Harris Elementary - 23
3501 E 49th St
ZIP: 57103
(605) 371-4111
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Laura B. Anderson Elementary - 10
1600 N Wayland Ave
ZIP: 57103
(605) 367-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Terry Redlin Elementary - 11
1721 E Austin St
ZIP: 57103
(605) 367-6140
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Whittier Middle School - 08
930 E 6th St
ZIP: 57103
(605) 367-7620
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
All City Elementary - 50
2511 W Brookings St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
Axtell Park Middle School - 05
201 N West Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-7647
Challenge Center - 51
2421 W 15th St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-6180
Primary
Total Enrollment 159
Cte - 37
4700 W Career Circle
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-5504
High
Total Enrollment 13
Elementary Immersion Center - 43
2511 W Brookings St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 112
Garfield Elementary - 19
2421 W 15th St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-6180
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Hawthorne Elementary - 56
601 N Spring Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-4580
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Lowell Elementary - 28
710 W 18th St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-8378
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Middle School Immersion Center - 53
201 N W Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-7647
Middle
Total Enrollment 58
New Technology Hs - 30
2205 N Career Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-5850
High
Total Enrollment 303
Summit Oaks-day
621 E Presentation Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-4385
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Summit Oaks-residential
621 E Presentation Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-4385
Other
Total Enrollment 21
Teachwell Academy - 01
715 E 14th St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-7680
Other
Total Enrollment 33
Transition Advantage - 03
715 E 14th St
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-7680
High
Total Enrollment 14
Voa - Shelter Care - 62
908 N W Ave
ZIP: 57104
(605) 367-7900
Other
Bridges At Jefferson - 55
1610 S Lake Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4530
Primary
Total Enrollment 22
Community Campus - 41
2101 W 41st St Ste 47
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-7900
Other
Total Enrollment 30
Edison Middle School - 06
2101 S W Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-7643
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Flex - 45
201 E 38th St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4385
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Horace Mann Elementary - 21
1401 E 26th St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-6190
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Jefferson Elementary - 24
1610 S Lake Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4530
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Laura Wilder Elementary - 31
2300 S Lyndale Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4570
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Lincoln High School - 02
2900 S Cliff Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-7990
High
Total Enrollment 1924
Longfellow Elementary - 27
1116 S 4th Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Mark Twain Elementary - 29
315 W 27th St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4560
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Patrick Henry Middle School - 07
2200 S 5th Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-7639
Middle
Total Enrollment 1140
Robert Frost Elementary - 18
3101 S 4th Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-6170
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Spanish Immersion Elementary - 65
201 E 38th St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Structured Teaching - 12
201 E 38th St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4385
Other
Total Enrollment 11
Susan B. Anthony Elementary - 66
2000 S Dakota Ave
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4560
Voa - Adol Treat - 73
1401 W 51st St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 367-4293
Other
Voa - New Start - 72
1401 W 51st St
ZIP: 57105
(605) 334-1414
Other
Discovery Elementary - 26
1506 S Discovery Ave
ZIP: 57106
(605) 362-3530
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
John F. Kennedy Elementary - 57
4501 S Holbrook
ZIP: 57106
(605) 362-2784
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Memorial Middle School - 04
1401 S Sertoma
ZIP: 57106
(605) 362-2785
Middle
Total Enrollment 1215
Oscar Howe Elementary - 58
2801 Valley View Rd
ZIP: 57106
(605) 362-2752
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Rf Pettigrew Elementary - 17
7900 W 53rd St
ZIP: 57106
(605) 362-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
Roosevelt High School - 03
6600 W 41st St
ZIP: 57106
(605) 362-2860
High
Total Enrollment 2193
Success Academy - 39
4304 Arway Dr
ZIP: 57106
(605) 367-4793
Other
Total Enrollment 19
Tea Area North Elementary - 05
2700 S Lancester Dr
ZIP: 57106
(605) 498-2700
George Mcgovern Middle School -09
6221 W. Maple St.
ZIP: 57107
(605) 367-4440
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Hayward Elementary - 38
400 N Valley View Rd
ZIP: 57107
(605) 367-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Sequel Transition Academy - 07
46560 264th St
ZIP: 57107
(605) 528-6236
High
Total Enrollment 17
Endeavor Elementary - 07
2401 W 95th St
ZIP: 57108
(605) 743-2567
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Explorer Elementary - 04
4010 W 82nd St
ZIP: 57108
(605) 743-2567
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Harrisburg North Middle School - 08
2201 W 95th St
ZIP: 57108
(605) 743-2567
Middle
Total Enrollment 434
Journey Elementary - 05
6801 S Grange Ave
ZIP: 57108
(605) 743-2567
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Fred Assam Elementary - 06
7700 E Willowwood St
ZIP: 57110
(605) 582-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Washington High School - 01
501 N Sycamore Ave
ZIP: 57110
(605) 367-7970
High
Total Enrollment 2058
Bridges At Horace Mann - 52
1401 E 26th St
ZIP: 57501
(605) 367-6190
Primary
Total Enrollment 38
Rosa Parks Elementary - 15
5701 E Red Oak Dr
ZIP: 57710
(605) 371-4170
Primary
Total Enrollment 372

Sioux Falls Private Schools

Good Shepherd Lutheran
4800 S Southeastern Ave
ZIP: 57103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Holy Spirit School
4309 S Bahnson Ave
ZIP: 57103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 356
St Lambert Elementary School
1000 S Bahnson Ave
ZIP: 57103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 205
Train Up A Child Preschool/kindergarten
4100 S Bahnson Ave
ZIP: 57103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Education & Integration Services
500 E 54th St N
ZIP: 57104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Reach High Alt Ed
908 N West Ave
ZIP: 57104
Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Children's Care Hospital-school
2501 W 26th St
ZIP: 57105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 94
Christ The King School
1801 S Lake Ave
ZIP: 57105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
O'gorman High School
3201 S Kiwanis Ave
ZIP: 57105
Secondary
Total Enrollment 749
O'gorman Junior High School
3100 W 41st St
ZIP: 57105
Secondary
Total Enrollment 356
Sioux Falls Lutheran School
308 W 37th St
ZIP: 57105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
St Mary School
2001 S 5th Ave
ZIP: 57105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 288
The Baan Dek Montessori School
408 W Lotta St Ste 1
ZIP: 57105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Bethel Lutheran School
1801 S Valley View Rd
ZIP: 57106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Christian Center Elementary School
6300 W 41st St
ZIP: 57106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
St Katharine Drexel Elementary School
1800 S Katie Ave Ste 2
ZIP: 57106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
St Michael School
1610 S Marion Rd
ZIP: 57106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 265
Central Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
3100 W Ralph Rogers Rd
ZIP: 57108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Sioux Falls Christian Schools
6120 S Charger Cir
ZIP: 57108
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 844
Children's Home Society
801 N Sycamore Ave
ZIP: 57110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Sioux Falls Adventist School
7100 E 26th St
ZIP: 57110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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