Demographics & Economic Stats

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The tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota has much to offer – abundant career opportunities, affordable cost of living, quality education, safe communities, and a wide variety of amenities and recreational opportunities.  The Siouxland region is energized with progress.

Cost of Living Comparison

The following compares a salary of $50,000 in Sioux City with the equivalent salary required in other cities to have a comparable standard of living.

Cost of Living Charts

Sioux City MSA Labor Force Data

August 2016 August 2015
Civilian Labor Force
Employed
Unemployed
93,600
90,000
3,600
93,100
90,100
3,100
Unemployment Rate – Sioux City MSA 4.2% 3.3%
Unemployment Rate – Iowa 4.0% 3.5%
Unemployment Rate – South Dakota 2.7% 2.9%
Unemployment Rate – Nebraska 3.2% 3.0%
Unemployment Rate – U.S. 4.9% 5.2%
Source: Iowa Workforce Development,  South Dakota Dept. of Labor & Regulation, Nebraska Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
RACE BY ETHNICITY: Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA – 2010
  Race Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number Percent of Total Population Number Percent of Total Population
White 119,503 83.2 9,724 6.8
Black or African American 3,229 2.2 101 0.1
American Indian/ Alaska Native 2,923 2.0 569 0.4
Asian 3,193 2.2 40 0.0
Native Hawaiian/
Other Pacific Islander
166 0.1 8 0.0
Some other single race 10,484 0.13 10,410 7.3
Two or more races 4,079 1.26 1,487 1.0
Total 143,577 91.09 22,339 15.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
  •  “Hispanic” is an ethnic, not a racial category.  Hispanics may be of any race.  The table above shows how Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA Hispanics and non-Hispanics identified themselves in terms of race in 2010
HOUSEHOLD INCOME 2010:  Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area
Annual Household Income Percent of Households Number of Households
Less than $25,000 26.1 14,161
$25,000 – $50,000 29.2 15,788
$50,000 – $100,000 31.2 16,869
More than $100,000 13.5 7,319
Total 100.0 54,137
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2010 American Community Survey
  •  Median Household Income in 2010 for the Sioux City MSA was $44,569
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: Sioux City MSA 2010
POPULATION 25 YEARS OR OLDER
Highest Education Level Attained Estimated Population
Age 25 or More
Percent of Population
Age 25 or More
Graduate or Professional Degree 6,094 6.7
Bachelor’s Degree 14,281 15.7
Total Completing College 20,375 22.4
Associate Degree 7,186 7.9
Some College, No Degree 19,829 21.8
High School Diploma Only 29,743 32.7
Total Completing High School 77,133 84.8
Grade 9-12, No Diploma 7,095 7.8
Less Than Grade 9 6,731 7.4
Total Population Age 25 or More 90,959 100.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey