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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Sioux Falls is a city in South Dakota with a population of 167,884. Sioux Falls is in Minnehaha County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Sioux Falls offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sioux Falls there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sioux Falls and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sioux Falls are above average.
About Sioux Falls...
Population
167,884

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Sioux Falls Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    359
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    69
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    496
    500
  • Theft
    2,327
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,110
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Sioux Falls, SD, is a great town! It isn't too heavily populated with a lot to do. There are seasonal activities such as Great Bear for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in winter and summer there is Wild Water West water park. Summer events such as Hot Harley Nights, Summer Nights, and the Sioux Falls Fair bring a lot of outdoor activities and concerts for everyone to enjoy. There is also the Falls Park, which the city is named after. It is well lit in the winter with Christmas lights and lights on the falls that change color. There is a large variety of restaurants and fast food places for great food. The Denny Premier Center has frequent concerts and sporting events. If the sport isn't played at the premier center then it is held at the Sanford Pentagon, where a lot of tournaments are also held. If I could change something about Sioux Falls, I would get Uber so one could have a way of getting home after going downtown and drinking.
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Wonderful weather with plenty of wildlife. It's a big city with a small town feel. There is a plethora of affordable apartments to start living in. The commute is always easy and there is little to no traffic. I moved here from Arizona and I love the traffic here! The longest I've had to wait in traffic is 5 minutes and only once did it come to a stand still situation. Although the traffic is wonderful here, the construction is terrible. Construction is everywhere and the routs for construction are planned out way ahead of time making unnecessary detours and extra traffic.
I like the size of Sioux Falls and how it is developing so many great attractions and drawing in people. I do not like the limitations on things to do. After living here for 15 years, I find myself often bored with doing the same things over and over. Now that we are adding another high school to the mix, I feel the diversity will pick up and more people will want to come to this city!