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The City of Sioux Center had a population of 7,168 as of July 1, 2017. Sioux Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sioux Center is located at latitude 43.0746 and longitude -96.1707 in Sioux County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sioux Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sioux County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,463 feet.

The City of Sioux Center (GNIS ID: 2395892) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sioux Center is located within Township of West Branch, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sioux County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sioux Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sioux Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,168
Daytime Population: Workers 6,410
Daytime Population: Residents 3,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,989
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 6,068
Population in Familes 5,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,100
Population Density2 1,135
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $66,652
Average Household Income $81,299
Per Capita Income $26,772


Total Housing Units 2,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,697 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 549 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $185,463
Average Home Value $213,324


Total Households 2,247
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,636
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.37%
Households 0.28% 0.41%
Families 0.32% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

Sioux Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sioux Center to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 94th
Population Density # 227 78th
Diversity Index # 36 97th
Median Household Income # 132 87th
Per Capita Income # 557 45th

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