Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area

Moving to Sioux City? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Sioux City metro area comprises 2 counties in Iowa, 2 counties in Nebraska, and 1 county in South Dakota. The largest cities in the Sioux City metro area are South Sioux City, Le Mars and of course, Sioux City.

168,824 people live in Sioux City within 64,174 households. The population of Sioux City is 78% White, 2% Black and 2% Asian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 14% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 9% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 36.6, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 27% of residents are under age 18. 14% are over age 65. 49% of Sioux City’s residents are male.

Who lives in Sioux City? There are 19,881 married couples without children and another 13,332 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 2,120 single dads and 4,833 single mothers. 17,448 residents of Sioux City live alone.

How affordable is Sioux City? The median household income in Sioux City is $49,843 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $24,861 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Sioux City area are found in Dakota Dunes with a median household income of $99,034, followed by Sergeant Bluff and Hinton. The lowest incomes are in Anthon with a median household income of $35,956, followed by Correctionville and Emerson.

The highest home values in the Sioux City area are found in Dakota Dunes with a median home value of $266,400, followed by Sergeant Bluff and Hinton. The lowest home values are in Anthon with a median home value of $56,900, followed by Correctionville and Emerson.

16% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 36% earn less than $35,000. 6.8% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 18.9% of Sioux City's children live below the poverty line.


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