Sioux Falls is getting well-deserved recognition for its commitment to healthy living. It recently ranked among the top 100 healthiest cities in the United States, according to Wallet Hub.

Wallet Hub compared 180 of the largest cities in the country using 4 major categories and 41 indicators of good health.

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For example, their analysis looked at things like access to quality healthcare, fitness opportunities, nutritious food availability, environmental factors, and healthy lifestyle rates.

Sioux Falls scored particularly high in the healthcare area ranking 7th in the country in that category. Our city also has an awesome park system that encourages outdoor activity.

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Sioux Falls' walkable neighborhoods, clean air quality, and myriad of community fitness events and clubs further bolstered its standings as one of America's healthiest cities.

Some of the other things Wallet Hub analyzed included, the cost of medical and dental visits, the quality of our hospital systems, the availability of healthy foods, the number of farmer's markets per capita, the number of fitness and instruction centers per capita, city "greenness", and physical activity.

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According to one Wallet Hub expert, healthy lifestyles can be contagious. Maybe that is part of the reason for Sioux Falls's overall rank of 60th place out of the 180 largest cities. Not bad for our growing city.

You can see this complete study at Wallet Hub.

Source: Wallet Hub

The 10 Largest Occupations in South Dakota

Where do people in South Dakota work?

If you were a South Dakotan a hundred years ago, chances are you had a job related to farming or ranching. If you weren't doing the farming, you were selling things to the farmers, fixing things for the farmers, or buying things from the farmers.

In the 2020s, things are very different.

Most of us in the SD work in health care or the service industry in one way or another. In fact, there are more nurses in South Dakota than the entire population of the state capital, Pierre.

Today far more people work at a store or restaurant than have probably ever even been on a farm. Time passes and things change, always. Fifty years from now who knows what jobs South Dakotans will be doing

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in South Dakota (as of 2022).

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