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Rapid City, SD: What you need to know

Children growing up in Rapid City have an advantage when it comes to knowing U.S. presidents and what they look like. A collection of life-size bronze statues of each American president can be found in the downtown area, a thriving section of the city that’s filled with shops, restaurants and cultural amenities. Schools in Rapid City receive praise from parents, while amazing outdoor recreational areas provide plenty of ways to stay active. Rapid City is just a short drive between Badlands National Park and the Black Hills mountain range.


Rapid City, SD City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 71,692
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $46,966
Median Home Price $159,900
Walkscore 27

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  • A herd of buffalo crosses the road at Custer State Park near Rapid City.
    Courtesy of Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Rapid City, SD Demographics

Median Population in Rapid City, SD

Median Age 36.2%
Age 18 Over 76.3%
Age 21 Over 72.3%
Age 62 Over 19.2%
Age 65 Over 15.6%

Race in Rapid City, SD

  Ethnicity White 79.9%
  Ethnicity Black 1.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5%
  Ethnicity Indian 10.7%
  Ethnicity Other 0.4%

Population By Gender in Rapid City, SD

  Male 49.5%
  Female 50.5%

Language in Rapid City, SD

  English Only 95.4%
  English Other 4.6%

Economics in Rapid City, SD

  Median Household Income $46,966
  Median Home Price $159,900
  Homes Owned 40.1%
  Homes Rent 59.9%
  Median Property Rent $771

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Commute Types in Rapid City, SD

  Walked 3.3%
  Worked at Home 3.3%
  Public Transportation 0.5%
  Other Means 1.5%
  Drove Alone 82.4%
  Carpooled 9%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 584
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