South Sioux City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 12,809 people and two constituent neighborhoods, South Sioux City is the 14th largest community in Nebraska.
When you are in South Sioux City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.85% of South Sioux City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, South Sioux City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Sioux City who work in office and administrative support (8.46%), food service (7.46%), and sales jobs (7.28%).
One of the benefits of South Sioux City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The rate of college-level education in South Sioux City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.59% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Sioux City in 2018 was $23,047, which is low income relative to Nebraska, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,188 for a family of four. However, South Sioux City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Sioux City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Sioux City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in South Sioux City, accounting for 48.09% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of South Sioux City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Sioux City include German, Irish, Somalian, Swedish, and English.
South Sioux City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.18%.
The most common language spoken in South Sioux City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.