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Sioux City is a city in Woodbury County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Indian tribe

The latitude of Sioux City is 42.5N. The longitude is -96.4W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,201 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 83,876.


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Median household income
Local
$37,429
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sioux City demographic reports
Sioux City is on the Missouri River, at the Nebraska and South Dakota borders
The Lewis and Clark expedition passed through here in 1804

River traffic in the late 19th century gave the city an unsavory reputation. The Rev. George Channing Haddock, who came to fight against the licensed brothels, saloons and gambling houses, was murdered here. Public outrage brought a civic cleanup

Public transportation: Sioux City Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 357. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Sioux City received national attention for 1989 crash of a United Airlines jet
Well-known residents have included:
· Sisters Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, advice columnists
· Dave Bancroft, baseball player
· Jerry Mathers, actor who played Theodore Cleaver on "Leave it to Beaver"
· Fred Grandy, actor, politician
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Rockin' in Summer - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sioux City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Sioux City attractions: Casino
Sports teams: Explorers (American Association of Independent Professional Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Mid America Air Museum, Sergeant Floyd Monument, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City Public Museum, Siouxland Historical Railroad Museum, Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum, Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Briar Cliff College, Morningside College, Saint Lukes College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 60
Songs:
· "Sioux City Sue"

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sioux City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Woodbury County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sioux City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51104 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Sioux City residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sioux City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sioux City was $18,666, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Sioux City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sioux City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $824.


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Libraries in Sioux City include Marketplace Branch, Morningside Branch, Sioux City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sioux City include Sioux City Journal

TV stations in Sioux City include KCAU, KMEG, KPTH, KSIN, KTIV.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KWIT.

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Woodbury County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sioux City political report.

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The average commute time for Sioux City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sioux City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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