Sioux Falls is growing at a faster rate than at any other time in its history. Whether you believe that to be a good or bad thing is up for debate, but it's undeniably becoming one of the power cities of the Upper Midwest.

Estimates vary, but the current population of the Sioux Falls metro ranges anywhere from 289,000 to 300,000 residents. But you may be surprised as to exactly how many surrounding communities are considered to be part of the metropolitan area.

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Which Cities Are Considered Part of the Sioux Empire Metro?

Summer Aerial View of Sioux Falls, The largest City in the State of South Dakota
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Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, and McCook are the four primary counties of the Sioux Empire. Believe it or not, at least 33 towns and communities are considered to be within the boundaries of the metro. These include:

  1. Sioux Falls (Primary City)
  2. Beresford
  3. Brandon
  4. Canton
  5. Crooks
  6. Dell Rapids
  7. Garretson
  8. Harrisburg
  9. Harford
  10. Lennox
  11. Parker
  12. Salem
  13. Tea
  14. Worthing
  15. Baltic
  16. Bridgewater
  17. Canistota
  18. Centerville
  19. Colton
  20. Humboldt
  21. Marion
  22. Valley Springs
  23. Viborg
  24. Chancellor
  25. Davis
  26. Dolton
  27. Fairview
  28. Hudson
  29. Hurley
  30. Irene (partial)
  31. Monroe
  32. Montrose
  33. Sherman
  34. Spencer

There are also a number of unincorporated communities that fall within the metro, including Rowena, Renner, and Corson.

The metro of Sioux Falls isn't expected to slow down any time soon, as it's predicted to have a population exceeding 430,000 by 2060. That will put it on par with such cities as Minneapolis, Oakland, and Miami.

Story Sources: Census Reporter Website, Sioux Falls Metro Area Wikipedia Page, Largest Cities in the U.S. Wikipedia Page

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