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Rapid City, SD Metro Area&

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Population
142,585
1.22% growth
Median Age
38.1
Median Household Income
$51,486
0.47% growth
Poverty Rate
12.8%
Number of Employees
71,071
1.04% growth
Median Property Value
$168,100
3.7% growth

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

Economy

The economy of Rapid City, SD Metro Area employs 71,071 people. The economy of Rapid City, SD Metro Area is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.88; 2.21; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Rapid City, SD Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,950), Retail trade (8,717), and Accommodation & Food Service (6,937), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,489), Utilities ($58,549), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,674).

Median household income in Rapid City, SD Metro Area is $51,486. Males in Rapid City, SD Metro Area have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,657. The income inequality of Rapid City, SD Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Rapid City, SD Metro Area. In South Dakota the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,117. Todd County, SD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Dakota.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Rapid City, SD Metro Area is from the state of South Dakota.

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Diversity

Rapid City, SD Metro Area is home to a population of 142,585 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Rapid City, SD Metro Area is composed of 117,862 White residents (82.7%), 9,286 Native residents (6.51%), 6,483 Hispanic residents (4.55%), 5,545 Two+ residents (3.89%), and 1,740 Black residents (1.22%). The most common foreign languages in Rapid City, SD Metro Area are Spanish (2,062 speakers), Other Native North American (1,072 speakers), and German (744 speakers), but compared to other places, Rapid City, SD Metro Area has a relative high number of Other Native North American (1,072 speakers), German (744 speakers), and Scandinavian (84 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Rapid City, SD Metro Area awarded 1,038 degrees. The student population of Rapid City, SD Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 511 male students and 527 female students. Most students in Rapid City, SD Metro Area are White (813 and 78.3%), followed by American Indian (48 and 4.62%), Hispanic or Latino (32 and 3.08%), and Black or African American (32 and 3.08%). The largest universities in Rapid City, SD Metro Area by number of graduates are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (423 and 40.8%), Western Dakota Technical Institute (310 and 29.9%), and National American University-Rapid City (186 and 17.9%). The most popular majors in Rapid City, SD Metro Area are Mechanical Engineering (57 and 5.49%), General Business Administration & Management (47 and 4.53%), and General Civil Engineering (38 and 3.66%). The median tuition costs in Rapid City, SD Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,340 and $11,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rapid City, SD Metro Area is $168,100, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $162,100 to $168,100, a 3.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Rapid City, SD Metro Area is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Rapid City, SD Metro Area have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rapid City, SD Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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