Sioux City, IA

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Sioux City, IA

About Sioux City, IA

Sioux City, Iowa is located on the banks of the Missouri River and offers a wide range of activities and attractions such as The Sioux City Art Center, Sergeant Floyd Monument, and Stone State Park. Small agricultural city - Extreme western Iowa at the Missouri River and Nebraska border.

State: Iowa
County: Woodbury County
Metro Area: Sioux City Metro Area
City: Sioux City
Zip Codes: 51106 51104 51103 51105 51108 51109 51101 51111
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1103 ft above sea level

Sioux City, an important agricultural processing and shipping center on the Missouri River, serves the “tri-state” area of northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska, and South Dakota. This quiet but industrious city was once a major meatpacking and stockyards center. Food processing is still a major economic activity, and leftover historic interest has been preserved and brought forward with a few good museums and historic areas. There are other small but notable arts amenities for a town this size.

Cost of living and home prices are among the lowest in the state. The economy is stable but shows little sign of growth, and there isn’t much to do in the area. Omaha is about 80 miles to the south, making Sioux City relatively less isolated than other towns in the upper Midwest and Great Plains region.

The city is located along the Missouri River in an area of flat, river valleys and rolling, mostly agricultural land. The business district lies in the river valley and the residential sections, for the most part, spread over nearby hills. Located in the center of the continent and in the northern half of the Great Plains, the climate of Sioux City is typically continental and subject to the movements of weather systems. Under normal conditions winters are cold and summers are warm and humid but not excessively hot. Most precipitation arrives from April to September. Temperature and precipitation fluctuate considerably by season and from year to year, as occurs elsewhere in the northern plains. First freeze is early October, last is late May.

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Sioux City Cost of Living

Cost of living, small town atmosphere, and arts & culture make Sioux City a great place to live.

-104.7% lower than avg
-16.1% lower than avg
$808 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-42.1% lower than avg
Sioux City Crime
58.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Over 6 years ago

I’ve been here only 4 months and I’m still shocked at how people behave. Not friendly, rude. Can’t tell you how many businesses I’ve been in to where the reception staff  More

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Climate in winter ranges from 10-15 degrees to 85+ in the summer 7% sale tax population @75,000, economy ok  More

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Over 13 years ago

Sioux City is an amazing place. Low crime rate, Great Schools, Great People, Most People are friendly and Polite. Just an overall great place to live!!!!!!!!!!!   More

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