In 2017, Rapid City, SD had a population of 72.8k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $48,895. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rapid City, SD grew from 72,441 to 72,841, a 0.552% increase and its median household income grew from $47,300 to $48,895, a 3.37% increase.
The population of Rapid City, SD is 77.2% White Alone, 10.5% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 5.01% Hispanic or Latino. 4.61% of the people in Rapid City, SD speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rapid City, SD are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (475 degrees awarded in 2016), Western Dakota Technical Institute (297 degrees), and National American University-Rapid City (251 degrees).
The median property value in Rapid City, SD is $170,700, and the homeownership rate is 60.8%. Most people in Rapid City, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rapid City, SD is 2 cars per household.