The City of Rapid City is the 2nd largest city in South Dakota with a population of 76,435 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.0805 and longitude -103.231 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rapid City 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rapid City: Hay Camp, Rapid.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Rapid City, SD Housing Affordability Index is 123
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Rapid City, SD Wealth Index is 72
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||74,007|
|Population in Familes||54,909|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,428|
|Median Household Income||$52,366|
|Average Household Income||$69,359|
|Per Capita Income||$29,056|
|Total Housing Units||33,697 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||18,402 (54.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||13,521 (40.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,774 ( 5.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$194,644|
|Housing Affordability Index2||123|
|Average Household Size||2.32|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.07%|
|Per Capita Income||2.47%|
The table below compares Rapid City to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density||# 38||91st|
|Diversity Index||# 42||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 233||41st|
|Per Capita Income||# 211||47th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.