Rapid City, SD Metro Area has a population of 142,585 people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $51,486. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Rapid City, SD Metro Area grew from 140,860 to 142,585, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $51,244 to $51,486, a 0.47% increase.
The population of Rapid City, SD Metro Area is 82.7% White, 6.51% Native, and 4.55% Hispanic. 3.92% of the people in Rapid City, SD Metro Area speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rapid City, SD Metro Area are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, with 423 graduates, Western Dakota Technical Institute, with 310 graduates, and National American University-Rapid City, with 186 graduates.
The median property value in Rapid City, SD Metro Area is $168,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Rapid City, SD Metro Area commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Rapid City, SD Metro Area is 2 cars per household.
Rapid City, SD Metro Area is a metropolitan statistical area countaining Pennington County, SD; Meade County, SD; and Custer County, SD and the census places Rapid City, SD; Rapid Valley, SD; and Box Elder, SD.