SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — City officials say job growth and another record year of construction helped fuel a 2.6 percent growth in its population.

The number of people in Sioux Falls has grown to an estimated 183,200 — an increase of 4,700 more people over the last year.

Sioux Falls has averaged about 3,200 additional people each year over the last decade. The city’s chief planning official, Jeffrey Schmitt, says the rate of growth relates directly to the region’s strong residential housing growth.

By 2025, the population is projected to be 202,000.

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