Sioux Falls' population grows to 183,200

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The city of Sioux Falls continues to grow, reaching an estimated 183,200 people in 2018.

City officials released the latest estimate Tuesday morning. The latest numbers estimate an increase of 4,700 people over last year.

Chief Planning and Zoning Official said the announcement relates directly to the region’s strong residential housing growth.

Officials say the 4,700-person increase over the past 12 months means the city is growing at a rate of 2.6 percent. Last year, the city grew by 5,200 people, a 3.0 percent growth rate. Since January 1, 2000, Sioux Falls has seen a 59,000-person increase in our population.

By 2025, the population of Sioux Falls is projected to be 202,000.

“Sioux Falls is growing at a very steady rate, but we also have added the population of Aberdeen, SD, to our city since 2010. Our city government is staying one step ahead by improving and expanding infrastructure and managing our land resources wisely,” said Mike Cooper, Director of Planning and Building Services, in a press release.