South Sioux City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 14,043 people and three constituent neighborhoods, South Sioux City is the 15th largest community in Nebraska.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, South Sioux City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.31% of the South Sioux City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (9.34%), management occupations (7.13%), and maintenance occupations (6.31%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the benefits of South Sioux City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.41 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 percentage of adults in South Sioux City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.36% of adults in South Sioux City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Sioux City in 2018 was $25,515, which is lower middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,060 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 47.00% 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, English, and Swedish.
In addition, South Sioux City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.97%).
The most common language spoken in South Sioux City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.