Sioux City metropolitan area

The Sioux City metropolitan statistical area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of five counties in three states – Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, anchored by the city of Sioux City, Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 168,825 (though a 2017 estimate placed the population at 182,608).[1] In the future, Wayne County would be considered by some people and politicians as an additional sixth county.



Places with more than 80,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with 9,000 to 15,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with less than 500 inhabitantsEdit

Unincorporated placesEdit


Woodbury County, IowaEdit

  • Arlington
  • Banner
  • Concord
  • Floyd
  • Grange
  • Grant
  • Kedron
  • Lakeport
  • Liberty
  • Liston
  • Little Sioux
  • Miller
  • Morgan
  • Moville
  • Oto
  • Rock
  • Rutland
  • Sioux City
  • Sloan
  • Union
  • West Fork
  • Willow
  • Wolf Creek
  • Woodbury

Dixon County, NebraskaEdit

Union County, South DakotaEdit

  • Alcester
  • Big Sioux
  • Big Springs
  • Brule
  • Civil Bend
  • Elk Point
  • Emmet
  • Jefferson
  • Prairie
  • Sioux Valley
  • Spink
  • Virginia


Historical population

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 143,005 people, 53,586 households, and 36,735 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 87.40% White, 1.58% African American, 1.54% Native American, 2.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.19% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.17% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $39,084, and the median income for a family was $45,638. Males had a median income of $30,799 versus $22,162 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,650.

The Sioux City Human Rights Commission is an impartial governmental agency that works to protect the rights of the diverse population who live and work in Sioux City.

Combined statistical areaEdit

The Sioux City–Vermillion combined statistical area (CSA) is made up of five counties in three states: Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and one micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 156,503 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 157,850).[3]


Sioux City, Iowa has been featured in an Independent Lens series documenting bullying.[4]

The Sioux City metropolitan area is also featured in the book 100 Things to Do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die by Lindsay Hindman (Reedy Press, Sept. 2020)[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Annual Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas" (CSV). 2012 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. July 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2007-02)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. July 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  4. ^ "INDEPENDENT LENS: Bully". Public Broadcasting System. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  5. ^ Reedy Press {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

Coordinates: 42°30′N 96°24′W / 42.50°N 96.40°W / 42.50; -96.40