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Population of Sioux Falls surpasses 200,000

Downtown Sioux Falls at night.
City of Sioux Falls
Downtown Sioux Falls at night.

The state’s largest city continues to see a population increase. There are now an estimated 202,600 people calling Sioux Falls home.

The city gained an estimated 6,750 people in 2021, which is a growth rate of 3.4 percent.

Historically, Sioux Falls has averaged a 4,280-person annual increase for more than a decade (2.40 percent annually).
In 2020, the city’s population grew by 5,100 (2.7 percent).

The population estimate is calculated by the city’sPlanning and Development Services. It is based on a variety of data points from the U.S. Census Bureau and local building permit information.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.