Bordering Iowa and Minnesota, Sioux Falls is in the “Heart of America.” Conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 90 and 29 on the banks of the Big Sioux River, South Dakota’s largest city is within a day’s drive of most major Midwestern cities. 

Downtown River Greenway

Fast Facts

  • Population: 190,750
  • MSA Population: 261,400
  • Area: 80 square miles
  • Altitude: 1,422 feet above sea level
  • Latitude: 43° 32' 50"
  • Longitude: 96° 43' 48"

Average Temperatures

In summer, prepare for hot days and warm nights by packing light-weight clothing.  Warm days and crisp cool nights are characteristic of fall, so for the evenings you'll want a jacket.  In winter, one day may be cold and the next can be almost spring-like. Keep yourself warm by dressing in layers and expect some snow.  Spring is beautiful with warm days and cool nights, but occasional rain will require an umbrella. Although the weather is never certain, one thing is – you can always expect a warm welcome in Sioux Falls! For Sioux Falls’ current temperature look to the top right of our webpage!

  • Summer: High:84°F/Low:62°F
  • Fall: High:60°F/Low:36°F
  • Winter: High:29°F/Low:10°F
  • Spring: High:59°F/Low:34°F

Major Area Employers & Number of Employees

  • Sanford Health - 10,750
  • Avera Health - 8,298
  • Sioux Falls School District - 3,688
  • Smithfield Foods - 3,600
  • Hy-Vee Food Stores - 2,939

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