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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

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%

Sioux Falls Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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

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 Reviews

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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.
As a new resident, I've noticed that Sioux Falls has ample food and shopping choices, safe communities, and decent public transportation. A feature I very much enjoy is the vast number of public parks with opportunities to fish, canoe, or kayak. They are well-maintained and provide places to connect with nature, host events, and visit. The only downside is the snow after the lovely spring, summer, and fall seasons. The city is quick to remove the snow in populated areas and it looks beautiful but driving is somewhat of a nightmare. That is of a more personal note, so to conclude, I appreciate the amount of dedication provided by the city to keep its citizens safe and provide recreation and beautiful public spaces for them.