Sioux Falls Facts

Bordering Iowa and Minnesota, sits South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls., which is conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 90 and 29 on the banks of the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls is within a few hours drive from most major Midwestern cities, making it easily accessible.


  • Population: 213,891
  • MSA Population: 304,555
  • Counties: Minnehaha County and Lincoln County
  • Area: 80 square miles
  • Elevation: 1,470 feet
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The average temperature in Sioux Falls varies week-to-week, but you can generally expect to see these temperatures during your visit.

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

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

You can find some more information about Sioux Falls on our FAQ page.