The City of Rapid City is the 2nd largest city in South Dakota with a population of 74,472 as of July 1, 2016. Rapid City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Rapid City is located at latitude 44.0711 and longitude -103.2179 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rapid City (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,241 feet.
The City of Rapid City (GNIS ID: 1267543) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rapid City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rapid City: Hay Camp, Rapid.
|Population in Households||72,046|
|Population in Familes||53,758|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,426|
|Average Household Size||2.3|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||33,013 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17,895 (54.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||13,463 (40.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,655 ( 5.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$170,387|
|Average Home Value||$201,965|
|Median Household Income||$45,725|
|Average Household Income||$64,103|
|Per Capita Income||$27,673|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.97%|
|Per Capita Income||1.99%|
The table below compares Rapid City to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density1||# 44||89th|
|Diversity Index2||# 43||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 228||42nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 153||61st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.