It really isn't a surprise that Sioux Falls made it onto this list again this year. The only surprise is that it isn't higher on the list. Wallet Hub compared 182 of the largest cities in the U.S. in a number of categories and Sioux Falls placed 20th overall for a best city.

Out of all the cities in the country, this is a pretty notable achievement. But I still think that with all our city has to offer, we should have placed higher.

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Wallet Hub examined all these cities in 5 categories: family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability, and socio-economic rank.

Within those categories, they checked out things like, weather conditions, air quality, commute times, and the number of recreation facilities like ice rinks, skate parks, theaters, etc.

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Also, they looked at crime and unemployment rates, high school graduation rates, childcare costs, the cost of living, median incomes and so much more.

Where we live as children certainly influences who we are and who we become. These statistics from Wallet Hub simply give people a broader view of choosing where they may want to raise a family.

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You can see the complete study at Wallet Hub.

10 South Dakota Myths Even Some Natives Believe

Have you ever notice how much outsiders (and some insiders) get wrong about South Dakota? They believe and repeat some of these ridiculous South Dakota stereotypes.

SO, to do our part in educating folks, here's a list of some of the most ridiculous myths outsiders always believe South Dakota.

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The 10 Largest Occupations in Sioux Falls

Where do people in Sioux Falls work? If this was fifty years ago the average Sioux Fallsian worked in some industrial, meat packing, or farm-related position. Sioux Falls has also been the major regional medical center for decades.

Customer service and other retail-related jobs have always been a part of the Sioux Empire's economy. But in recent years those industries have become major employers.

If you live in Sioux Falls, there's a pretty good chance you work one of these jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in Sioux Falls (as of 2022).

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