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

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Rapid City, South Dakota Info Snack

Population
75,258
Unemployment
5.7%
Poverty
16.2%
Median Home
$184,700
Median Income
$52,351
Median Rent
$837

Rapid City SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Rapid City, SD Crime Report

2,994
Total Crimes
3,921.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
58.35%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Rapid City
/ 100k People
South Dakota
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,994 3,921.8 2,170.0 2,476.7
Violent Crime 540 707.3 399.0 366.7
Murder 4 5.2 1.9 5.0
Robbery 64 83.8 22.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 358 468.9 302.5 250.2
Property Crime 2,454 3,214.4 1,771.0 2,109.9
Burglary 488 639.2 299.1 340.5
Larceny 1,646 2,156.1 1,273.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 320 419.2 198.5 219.9

Rapid City, SD Cost Of Living

94
Rapid City's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Rapid City South Dakota National Average
Overall 94 90 100
Services 96 96 100
Groceries 102 99 100
Health 97 102 100
Housing 87 77 100
Transportation 102 96 100
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
2019 75,258 2.1%
2018 73,721 1.2%
2017 72,841 0.6%
2016 72,441 1.0%
2015 71,692 2.2%
2014 70,126 1.6%
2013 69,000 1.4%
2012 68,060 1.3%
2011 67,193 1.6%
2010 66,144 -

Race / Ethnicity in Rapid City

White
76.8% (57,798)
African American
1.3% (941)
American Indian
10.4% (7,803)
Asian
1.6% (1,206)
Hawaiian
0.0% (27)
Other
0.3% (203)
Two Or More
4.3% (3,260)
Hispanic
5.3% (4,020)
Race Rapid City SD USA
White 76.8% 82.0% 60.7%
African American 1.3% 2.0% 12.3%
American Indian 10.4% 8.4% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 1.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.3% 2.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.3% 3.8% 18.0%

Gender in Rapid City

Female
50.1% (37,695)
Male
49.9% (37,562)
Gender Rapid City SD USA
Female 50.1% 49.6% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 50.4% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,505)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (4,515)
High School / GED
25.0% (18,814)
Some College
24.0% (18,061)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (8,278)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (15,804)
Master's Degree
8.0% (6,020)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,505)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (752)
Education Rapid City SD USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 12.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 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
5.7% (427,261)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.5% (416,677)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.1% (832,617)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.6% (871,504)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.0% (978,565)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.7% (1,556,204)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.5% (862,151)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.3% (926,880)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (281,066)
$200,000 or more
5.0% (372,868)
Income Rapid City SD USA
Less than $10,000 5.7% 5.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 4.5% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.1% 9.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.6% 10.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.0% 13.6% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.7% 19.4% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.5% 14.6% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.3% 14.4% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 4.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 5.0% 4.2% 7.7%

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