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About Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls, SD is located in Minnehaha County in the state of South Dakota.
The total City Population for Sioux Falls is about 189,258 with about 880 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $217,707, which is roughly 53% higher than the Average Home Value of $102,658 for the state of South Dakota, and roughly 13% higher than the National Average of $188,692.
The Median Income Per Household is about $66,761, which is roughly 19% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $54,396 for the state of South Dakota, and roughly 14% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 1.13
Male Population Estimate: 50.2%
Female Population Estimate: 49.8%
Median Age: 34.5
Male Median Age: 20.1
Female Median Age: 20.5
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NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Sioux Falls specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Minnehaha County: About 3.35964 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Minnehaha County: About 403.197 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Minnehaha County is about 15% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 29% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Unemployment Rate for Sioux Falls is about 2.5%.
South Dakota is ranked #28 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 43.27 out of 100.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 60.25
The average living wage for the state of South Dakota is $29.19/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.45/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives South Dakota a minimum wage score of 54.67 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.73/hr, which gives South Dakota a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.55 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for South Dakota is $189.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 41.23 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X South Dakota does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ South Dakota does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X South Dakota does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X South Dakota does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X South Dakota does provide some form of paid family leave.
X South Dakota does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X South Dakota does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X South Dakota does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X South Dakota does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X South Dakota does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ South Dakota does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
✓ South Dakota does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X South Dakota does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
X South Dakota does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X South Dakota does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ South Dakota does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ South Dakota does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
✓ South Dakota does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 57101, 57103, 57104, 57105, 57106, 57107, 57108, 57109, 57110, 57117, 57186, 57193, 57197 (13 Total Zip Codes)
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 1469.5 ft.
Area Code(s): 605