Sioux Falls New Population Estimate Is 190,750

Sioux Falls continues to see its population increase after another strong year of construction, strong job growth, and improvements in our community’s quality of life. The population of Sioux Falls now is estimated at 190,750, a growth of 3,550 people over the last year.

This 3,550-person increase over the past 12 months equals a growth rate of 1.9 percent. Last year, Sioux Falls grew by 4,000 persons—or at a growth rate of 2.18 percent. The city has averaged a 3,300-person annual increase for more than ten years.

Since January 1, 2000, the city has seen a 67,000-person increase in our population. The last U.S. Census Bureau estimate in July 2018 showed a 4,995 increase—or 2.82 percent increase. By 2025, the population of Sioux Falls is projected to be 208,000.

“Sioux Falls is growing at a very steady rate, and our City government is staying one step ahead by improving and expanding infrastructure and managing our land resources wisely,” says Jeff Eckhoff, Director of Planning and Development Services.

On an annual basis, Planning and Development Services develops year-end population estimates. The yearly July population estimates are developed by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Population figures relate to housing units required, and housing units consume land area; therefore, the land area needed (and the infrastructure needed to serve this land area) is directly tied to the population figures within annual estimates and projections.

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