North Sioux City, South Dakota

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North Sioux City is a city in Union County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IANE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,288 at the 2000 census.



North Sioux City is located at 42°31′52″N 96°29′44″W / 42.53111°N 96.49556°W / 42.53111; -96.49556 (42.530999, -96.495494)[4], along the Big Sioux River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.32%) is water.

North Sioux City has been assigned the ZIP code 57049 and the FIPS place code 45700.


The southern tip of this land between the Missouri River from the west and south and the Big Sioux River from the north and east was a meeting place for Native American Indians traveling the two rivers. Area tribes current to the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition were the Omaha, Yankton Dakota and Ponca, all Siouan language speakers.

French-Canadian farmer Joseph La Plant, born ca. 1823 in Indiana, settled at Sioux Point in 1849 and is listed with other early settlers in the 1860 census as living "Between Big Sioux and Big Stone Lake" in the "Unorganized" area of Minnesota, with the closest post office located immediately down and across the rivers in Sioux City, Iowa.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,288 people, 916 households, and [1] 621 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,021.7 people per square mile (394.4/km²). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 425.6/sq mi (164.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.32% White, 0.61% African American, 0.79% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

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