Sioux Falls the 7th most whitest city in the nation

While we were in the Top Ten in 2022 we have dropped off in 2023;

Heavens to Betsy, Sioux Falls, South Dakota sure is white. And not just caucasian. I mean pale and pasty white. It’s pretty cold and dark here for a majority of the year, meaning the white population here has to find all sorts of creative ways to remain occupied for long stretches of the year. That means long hours spent indoors watching Friends reruns and playing parcheesi.

But people seem to like it here – the population of Sioux Falls has increased 22% in the last ten years.

South Dakota is home to Mt. Rushmore, which is a big mountain with four big white men on it.

If you live in Sioux Falls, odds are you drive a pick up truck, drink Budweiser and chew tobacco. Sioux Falls and the greater surrounding area isn’t all hicks and Indian Casinos, though. There’s plenty of golf courses in the area, and they have a zoo. White people like zoos. They also have a butterfly house. Do white people like butterflies? OMG YES!

Obviously you get a lot of snow in this part of the country, and Sioux Falls has lots of stuff for white folks to do – snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding are all very much white sports.

Is Sioux Falls conservative? You betcha. In fact, practically the entire state of South Dakota voted for Trump.

No surprise we came in at that number. I recently saw a news story that said 40% of people who moved to South Dakota were 55 or older and have an income of $100K+, in other words we are NOT attracting young workers and professionals, just a bunch of tax dodging retirees.



11 comments ↓

#1 Very Stable Genius on 01.19.23 at 3:41 pm

Yah, Sioux Falls is very white, yet, only two of the four high schools are very white…. Yah, go figure.

( and Woodstock adds: “Say, it is true what I heard that they don’t even serve dark meat at Chick-fil-A?”… )

#2 D@ily Spin on 01.19.23 at 6:34 pm

I question this survey. The employment base doesn’t seem so. There are many cities better known for white retirement. Sunbelt states for example. Florida in particular.

#3 rufusx on 01.20.23 at 9:16 am

DS – this is not a “survey” (sampling). It is a count (enumeration).

#4 Census guy on 01.20.23 at 9:26 am

The number they use includes Hispanics. Race and ethnicity are two different categories in the census. So most people of Latin descent are white/Hispanic. Your average white guy is white/non-hispanic. It’s not an exact number but it’s a better representation of a community to take the number of whites and subtract Hispanic. In the case of Sioux Falls, it puts the number around 75 percent white.

#5 Mike Lee Zitterich on 01.20.23 at 11:02 am

Hispanics do NOT like being called Black or African Descent. They like Asians prefer to be referred to as Whites, and for the most part, they are also fit the definition of “Conservative White Men and Women”.

If you look at their voting records, Hispanics and Asians are 99.9% Conservative Minded, Traditional in Nature, meaning, they are very pro-Same Sex Marriage, let alone they have strong religions beliefs. They do in fact align very well with the beliefs of most Conservative, White Men and Women.

They may vote more progressive in the short term, due to the process of gaining citizenship status, drawing benefits from the Federal Govt to help settle, reside, and work in the United States, but over a long term basis – they are very much Traditionalists, Conservative, Family Orientated, aligning perfectly with the strong core based principles of the Republican, Conservative, Religious Principled White Men and Women.

So you do in fact have this White-Hispanic-Asian Group vs the so called African-American, People of Color, Minority Group of the Population.

#6 Census guy on 01.20.23 at 4:23 pm

But that’s not how the census works.

#7 Erica on 01.20.23 at 9:26 pm

And just what was defined as being “white”?
The data is manipulated to push agendas and get people riled up. Sioux Falls is a VERY diverse city, in all aspects.

https://www.census.gov/topics/population/race/about.html

Why so focused on the color of the people that make-up a community anyway rather than the character of those people; are they there for one another in times of need.

Pretty racist, sexist, and bigotry to assume that no minorities are moving here that are making 100k+ and even under 55, honestly. Why do you think so lowly of non-whites?

#8 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 01.21.23 at 12:02 pm

That’s right, Sioux Falls is a very diverse city. All a guy has to do is go to those two local public high schools, in a city of four public high schools, to find that out.

#9 VSG on 01.21.23 at 12:14 pm

Oh the irony, the two high schools in town named after slaveowners are diverse (Well, I guess plantations were diverse, too.). While the ones named after an emancipator and a Republican who supported a progressive income tax are not so much.

( and Woodstock adds: “I still don’t know why it ain’t the Washington Patriots?”…. “And then Lincoln could be called the Unionists”… (… “Or would the local Irish be too upset about that nickname?”)…. #TheDumbDutchmen? #DutchMafia? )

#10 Conservative Here on 01.24.23 at 11:26 am

You liberals are OBSESSED with skin color and that is where your brain starts. Most people truly don’t give a rip and yes are there people that care, of ALL colors, but most just don’t.

#11 VSG on 01.24.23 at 3:14 pm

So CH,

Are you saying that fathers of color need not warn their teenage sons on how to handle a routine traffic stop?

Did you know that one of the ways to “solve a problem” is to suggest that problem doesn’t exist?

Unfortunately, your “most” is a majority, but a minority (No pun intended) can cause a lot of problems for the rest of us.

CH, I want to live your world. It’s what MLK called a color blind world, but MLK never thought it could be by fiat, or by smoothing over the issue.

#SweepItUnderTheRug #ProblemSolved #MissionAccomplishedIGuess