The City of Sioux Falls reported another year of population growth. The population is now estimated at 183,200, a growth of 4,700 people over the last year.
The increase aligns with another record year of construction, strong job growth and improvements within our community's quality of life standards.
The City's Planning and Building Services department annually develops year-end populations estimates. Sioux Falls has averaged a 3,200-person annual increase for more than ten years.
The 4,700-person increase over the past 12 months means the city is growing at a rate of 2.6 percent. Last year, the city grew by 5,200 persons, a 3.0 percent growth rate. Sioux Falls has added 59,000 people to the city since January 1, 2000. By 2025, the population of Sioux Falls is projected to be 202,000.
The City's estimates are independent from the July population estimates developed by the U.S. Census Bureau. The last Census estimate (July 2016) showed a 2,700-person, 1.6 percent increase.
The City of Sioux Falls also estimates that an additional 25,000 people who live outside city limits enter Sioux Falls every day for purposes of employment or recreation.