Rapid Valley, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Rapid Valley, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Rapid Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 9,078 as of July 1, 2018. Rapid Valley 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 Valley is located at latitude 44.0756 and longitude -103.1248 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Rapid Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,156 feet.

The Rapid Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393201) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rapid Valley Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Central Pennington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pennington County.

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Rapid Valley, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,078
Population in Households 9,066
Population in Familes 7,583
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,221
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $61,677
Average Household Income $70,782
Per Capita Income $25,792


Total Housing Units 3,382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,733 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $158,648
Average Home Value $160,514


Total Households 3,259
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,379
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.15% 1.21%
Households 1.06% 1.19%
Families 0.65% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Rapid Valley, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rapid Valley to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 97th
Population Density # 61 85th
Diversity Index # 74 82nd
Median Household Income # 62 84th
Per Capita Income # 271 31st

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