Rapid City, SD
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Rapid City, South Dakota Info Snack

Population
76,541
Unemployment
4.5%
Poverty
16.2%
Median Home
$194,100
Median Income
$53,760
Median Rent
$855

Rapid City SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Rapid City, SD Crime Report

3,810
Total Crimes
4,854.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
106.90%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Rapid City
/ 100k People
South Dakota
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,810 4,854.0 2,458.1 2,346.0
Violent Crime 673 857.4 501.4 387.8
Murder 13 16.6 4.5 6.5
Robbery 104 132.5 30.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 448 570.8 399.1 279.7
Property Crime 3,137 3,996.6 1,956.7 1,958.2
Burglary 657 837.0 340.1 314.2
Larceny 2,014 2,565.9 1,357.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 466 593.7 259.3 246.0

Rapid City, SD Cost Of Living

92
Rapid City's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Rapid City South Dakota National Average
Overall 92 91 100
Services 93 94 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 98 96 100
Housing 86 79 100
Transportation 90 93 100
Utilities 91 88 100

Rapid City, SD Photos

Th And Main Streetsc Rapid City
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Thomas Stafford
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Rankings for Rapid City in South Dakota

Map Of Rapid City, SD

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Population over time in Rapid City

Year Population % Change
2020 76,541 3.8%
2019 73,721 1.2%
2018 72,841 0.6%
2017 72,441 1.0%
2016 71,692 2.2%
2015 70,126 1.6%
2014 69,000 1.4%
2013 68,060 1.3%
2012 67,193 1.6%
2011 66,144 -

Race / Ethnicity in Rapid City

White
76.7% (58,685)
African American
1.4% (1,040)
American Indian
9.0% (6,920)
Asian
1.6% (1,211)
Hawaiian
0.1% (86)
Other
0.3% (267)
Two Or More
5.0% (3,842)
Hispanic
5.9% (4,490)
Race Rapid City SD USA
White 76.7% 81.3% 60.1%
African American 1.4% 2.1% 12.2%
American Indian 9.0% 8.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.6% 1.4% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
Two Or More 5.0% 2.7% 2.8%
Hispanic 5.9% 4.1% 18.2%

Gender in Rapid City

Female
50.0% (38,270)
Male
50.0% (38,271)
Gender Rapid City SD USA
Female 50.0% 49.6% 50.8%
Male 50.0% 50.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Rapid City for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,530)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (3,827)
High School / GED
27.0% (20,666)
Some College
23.0% (17,604)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (7,654)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (16,839)
Master's Degree
8.0% (6,123)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,530)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (765)
Education Rapid City SD USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Rapid City, South Dakota

Less than $10,000
6.0% (461,275)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (368,111)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.3% (862,967)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (810,704)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.3% (1,018,493)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.9% (1,525,972)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (957,898)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.3% (943,002)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.2% (319,888)
$200,000 or more
5.0% (385,785)
Income Rapid City SD USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 5.3% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.3% 8.7% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 10.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.3% 13.6% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 19.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 14.6% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.3% 15.1% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.2% 5.1% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 5.0% 4.4% 8.3%

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