Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area SD Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 148,402
Daytime Population: Workers 78,426
Daytime Population: Residents 69,586
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 148,012
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 144,775
Population in Familes 114,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,627
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $52,156
Average Household Income $69,492
Per Capita Income $29,090


Total Housing Units 66,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,898 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,082 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,986 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $179,292
Average Home Value $215,095


Total Households 60,980
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 39,458
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.36% 1.33%
Households 1.49% 1.42%
Families 1.34% 1.32%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.21%