Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

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Sergeant Bluff is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,321 at the 2000 census.



The city was named after Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to die on the journey.[1]


Sergeant Bluff is located at 42°24′7″N 96°21′30″W / 42.40194°N 96.35833°W / 42.40194; -96.35833 (42.402055, -96.358316)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

The city is located just south of Sioux City at the edge of the Loess Hills. The Sioux City Municipal Airport (SUX) is adjacent to Sergeant Bluff, on the floodplain of the Missouri River. The city is home to a large brickmaking industry, and is near the Port Neal industrial complex. Interstate 29 cuts through the city, dividing residential and industrial areas.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,321 people, 1,137 households, and 891 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,668.7 people per square mile (644.3/km²). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 590.9/sq mi (228.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.49% White, 0.90% African American, 0.72% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

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