Rapid City by the Numbers

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Rapid City by the Numbers

74,421 (2017) | Approximate population of the city of Rapid City
U.S. Census 2017 1-Year Rapid City Population Estimates

146,850 | Approximate population of the Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Custer, Meade, and  Pennington Counties
U.S. Census 2017 1-Year Population Estimates

55.49 square miles| Size of the city of Rapid City

134 1 | Average number of people per square mile in Rapid City

36.7 | Median age in Rapid City
U.S. Census 2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

$47,300| Median household income for Rapid City
U.S. Census 2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

2.8% | Unemployment rate in Rapid City compared to the South Dakota average of 3.0% and National average of 3.7%

41 | Average age of the available work force compared to the national average of 47

24% | Percentage of those employed who hold a bachelor’s degree

9% | Percentage of those employed who hold advanced degrees

$194,976 | Average sold price for a single-family home

$747 | Average monthly price for a two bedroom rental property

86˚ Fahrenheit| Average high temperature for Rapid City in July

16˚ Fahrenheit| Average low temperature for Rapid City in January

References: South Dakota Dashboard – Black Hills Knowledge Network; Bureau of Labor Statistics; and Rapid City Economic Development

2017 | Rapid City was selected as the finish line city for the 2017 Fireball Run: Big Country

2016 | Best small places for Business and Careers (No. 20): Forbes

2015 | Best places to Retire (No. 9): Livability.com

2010 | Best Outdoor Town: Outdoor Life Magazine