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"Gateway to the Plains"
Sioux Falls is a city in Minnehaha County. (The community straddles Minnehaha and Lincoln counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the cascades on the Big Sioux.
The latitude of Sioux Falls is 43.55N. The longitude is -96.7W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,470 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 133,834.
Settlers returned to the area after construction of Fort Dakota in 1865.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sioux Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Minnehaha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sioux Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57103 ZIP code.
34% of Sioux Falls residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sioux Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sioux Falls was $21,374, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Sioux Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Sioux Falls include All Saints Historic District, McKennan Park Historic District, Old Courthouse and Warehouse Historic District, Sioux Falls Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sioux Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $476. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $945.
Libraries in Sioux Falls include Caille Branch Library, Ronning Branch - Siouxland Libraries, Siouxland Libraries ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sioux Falls include Sioux Falls Argus Leader
TV stations in Sioux Falls include KCSD, KDLT, KELO, KSFY, KTTW, KWSD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCSD., KRSD.
Minnehaha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sioux Falls political report.
The average commute time for Sioux Falls workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sioux Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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