When I moved back in the early 2000s, the Sioux Falls population was now well over 120,000, and has grown even faster since that point
I think it is rather humorous that before I was born my parents left Sioux Falls to start a new life someplace smaller and more remote. 20 years later I left home and moved back to Sioux Falls, to start a new life of my own. Every generation needs something to rebel against, I suppose. The funny part about all this is how much smaller the city was back then. Really Sioux Falls was more of a small town at that point, with a lot of growing left to do. By the time I moved in and settled down, this was one of the fast-growing cities in all of South Dakota, and keeps getting bigger every year. Think about how much growth I am talking about here – in the 1980s, when I was a kid, Sioux Falls had about 80,000 residents. That was when my parents throught it was getting too big. When I moved back in the early 2000s, the Sioux Falls population was now well over 120,000, and has grown even faster since that point. Because I work as a certified HVAC tech with a speciality in new construction, the continued growth of Sioux Falls has made me a very happy man. I have incredible job security here, and since I subcontract for people throughout the Sioux Falls area, I can set my own price! I understand why my parents left all those years ago, because they are quiet, reserved people, but since I like making money, I think I’ll be in Sioux Falls for a long time to come.