During a Wednesday news conference at City Hall it was announced that Sioux Falls continues to see its population increase. The population of Sioux Falls now is estimated at 166,700.

Sioux Falls had been averaging a 2,300 person increase from July to July for the past ten years.

"Using our average growth rate and looking at our building permit data, we are estimating the July 2014 population of Sioux Falls to be at 166,700," says Mike Cooper, Director of Planning and Building Services.  "This figure would be consistent with an annual 2,300 person increase over the last six years."

Population estimates and projections are used in planning the city's growth management strategies.