South Sioux City, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of South Sioux City had a population of 13,582 as of July 1, 2017. South Sioux City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Sioux City is located at latitude 42.4637 and longitude -96.4148 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Sioux City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of South Sioux City (GNIS ID: 2395919) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of South Sioux City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dakota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Sioux City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Sioux City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,582
Daytime Population: Workers 5,492
Daytime Population: Residents 7,208
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,700
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 13,441
Population in Familes 11,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 2,380
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $44,645
Average Household Income $57,821
Per Capita Income $19,426


Total Housing Units 4,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,485 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,038 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $114,442
Average Home Value $128,954


Total Households 4,522
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 3,113
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.17%
Households 0.03% 0.05%
Families -0.11% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

South Sioux City, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Sioux City to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 98th
Population Density # 23 96th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 414 29th
Per Capita Income # 566 3rd

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