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Sioux City, Iowa
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Welcome to Sioux City ...

The city of Sioux City is primarily located in Woodbury County and is the County Seat for Woodbury County. A portion of Sioux City extends into Plymouth County.

When the people of Sioux City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sioux CItyan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sioux City has a population of 82,396 people<2> (see below for details).

Sioux City is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sioux City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sioux City is within the boundaries of the (712) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sioux City: 51101-51106, 51108-51109, 51111<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sioux City had a population of 82,684 people (or 80.93% of the total population of Woodbury County). This makes Sioux City the county's most populous community.

The population of Sioux City represents 2.71% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 82,684 people, the population of Sioux City decreased 2.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 85,013 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sioux City had an population of 82,396 people. This is a decrease of 0.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.08% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sioux City.

Websites for Sioux City ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sioux City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sioux City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sioux City. Our list includes 54 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sioux City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sioux City ...

Looking for more information about Sioux City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sioux City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sioux City.

Communities near Sioux City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sergeant Bluff   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the South (S) of Sioux City

Elk Point   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sioux City

Located in Union County (SD)

Moville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Sioux City

Lawton   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Sioux City

Hinton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sioux City

Located in Plymouth County

Ponca   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Sioux City

Located in Dixon County (NE)

Winnebago   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Sioux City

Located in Thurston County (NE)

Merrill   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sioux City

Located in Plymouth County

Homer   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Sioux City

Located in Dakota County (NE)

Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sioux City

Located in Union County (SD)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sioux City.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sioux City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sioux City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sioux City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sioux City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sioux City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sioux City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sioux City includes: 51101, 51102, 51103, 51104, 51105, 51108 & 51109.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sioux City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sioux City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sioux City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sioux City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4964, Longitude: -96.3994     [Map].

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