A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$726
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    346
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    632
    525
  • Theft
    2,424
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,494
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Sioux Falls Reviews

317 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Sioux Falls all my life and this city keeps getting better and better. My childhood is filled with fond memories of parks, pools, bike trails, and many fun things to do. The people here are always so kind and hospitable. Our downtown area has become a staple of our economy and culture, and has helped us establish a great community of art, music, shops, and entrepreneurship. We have great natural beauty to discover with Falls Park, the bike trail, our Outdoor Campus, and many other great parts of nature. The economy continues to grow making it an incredible place to live and raise a family. Schools are abundant in the area and are filled with great teachers who love their students. There isn't really a bad thing I can say about Sioux Falls, maybe other than the winter gets a little chilly. I truly do love it here!
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Sioux Falls is more than just your average college town. It has the big city feel with the small Midwest town morals. With more restaurants per capita, coffee shops every other block, and area attractions like the zoo, the Falls, and downtown, there is plenty of stuff to do while bonding with roommates! The colleges here are small so the professors know you by name and take a real interest in your life beyond college.
People drive like crazy and it is easy to create problems when it comes to all the "one way" streets, but it is possible to get the hang of it. There is a variety of places to eat and socialize, as well as relaxing coffee shops (which are my favorite). Many activities for younger ages as well as adults. Even for the freshly new adults there are bars with 18 year old nights where you can go and dance the night away! Lots of fun and exciting adventures to go on in Sioux Falls, friendly community, and variety of stores to go to!