Key Demographics

Key Demographics

The secret is out: Sioux Falls is a better place to live. Our young, well-educated, well-trained workforce is expanding to meet the needs of both new and existing businesses and is creating a larger market for consumer goods and services. We are one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, with a rate of population growth nearly four times the national average.

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Sioux Falls has a population of 256,250 with a median age of 34.8.

Workforce Training: The Sioux Falls Advantage

There is better training for our workforce in Sioux Falls. A multitude of options are available to meet businesses' needs at the postsecondary level including city programs, state grants, technical training, and a new $50 million scholarship program for technical school students.

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The Sioux Falls workforce is better. Graduation rates are well above national averages at both the high school and college levels. With a variety of institutions of higher education in the region, Sioux Falls residents have access to a wide range of educational options.

An average of 35,500 students are enrolled in the region´s institutions each year, providing a steady stream of well-educated workers. A multitude of workforce training options are also available to meet businesses´ needs.

9,000 students attend institution of higher education in the metro area, 5,000 students earn a bachelor's degree each year.