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Population in 2012: 69,854 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.2%
 

Males: 34,553  (49.5%)
Females: 35,301  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,626 (it was $35,978 in 2000)
Rapid City:

$44,626
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,539

Rapid City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,300 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Rapid City:

$158,300
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $183,874; Detached houses: $199,552; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,687; In 2-unit structures: $157,286; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,267; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,849; Mobile homes: $46,008

Median gross rent in 2012: $760.

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Rapid City races chart
  • White alone - 54,450 (78.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 7,707 (11.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3,362 (4.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2,840 (4.1%)
  • Black alone - 505 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 291 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 46 (0.07%)

Races in Rapid City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rapid City: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.9%), Irish (10.5%), English (8.4%), Norwegian (8.4%), French (3.1%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/19/1888

Elevation: 3247 feet

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,566 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rapid City:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rapid City city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

1,610 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This city:  2.4%
South Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Rapid City, South Dakota as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rapid City to the number of sex offenders is 11,642 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,462 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,887 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (313.7 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (800.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rapid Valley, SD (2.0 miles ), Colonial Pine Hills, SD (2.4 miles ), Ashland Heights, SD (2.4 miles ), Green Valley, SD (2.5 miles ), Blackhawk, SD (2.6 miles ), Box Elder, SD (2.8 miles ), Ellsworth AFB, SD (3.0 miles ), Summerset, SD (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 121 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1998: 136 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 1999: 136 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2000: 143 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2001: 194 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 279 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2003: 347 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2004: 384 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2005: 394 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2006: 320 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2007: 253 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2008: 198 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2009: 173 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2010: 180 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2011: 110 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2012: 158 buildings, average cost: $193,000

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Latitude: 44.08 N, Longitude: 103.23 W

Rapid City nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Gateway to the Black Hills, Star of the West

Daytime population change due to commuting: -32,669 (-46.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 27,992 (85.7%)

Area code: 605

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Crime rates in Rapid City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1100210422234
per 100,000 1.71.70.00.03.31.60.06.33.13.03.04.45.7
Rapes 416253677658566973979199111
per 100,000 68.3103.888.2110.7123.893.889.4109.2113.1146.6134.9143.9158.6
Robberies 40312535453838345041595755
per 100,000 66.751.941.657.873.361.460.753.877.562.087.582.978.6
Assaults 137126136140126160138187221167252278255
per 100,000 228.4210.9226.3231.3205.2258.6220.3296.1342.3252.4373.7404.2364.4
Burglaries 431433515409485459407443392433518560591
per 100,000 718.4724.7856.9675.8789.9742.0649.7701.4607.2654.4768.1814.2844.5
Thefts 2,0312,1142,0702,1672,0501,9801,6791,8192,0352,2642,1782,2442,734
per 100,000 3385.33538.33444.43580.73338.83200.72680.12879.93152.33421.53229.73262.53906.9
Auto thefts 146170131136130112104124145132127156230
per 100,000 243.4284.5218.0224.7211.7181.0166.0196.3224.6199.5188.3226.8328.7
Arson 1013116166121722218915
per 100,000 16.721.818.39.926.19.719.226.934.131.711.913.121.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 323.0352.7337.4354.3367.7336.7294.4349.1368.3384.0405.5427.5468.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rapid City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 142 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,205 (+7.6%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Average climate in Rapid City, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Rapid City-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Rapid City city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1965, a category F3 tornado 31.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rapid City-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.8 miles away from Rapid City center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2007 at 10:35:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from Rapid City center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pennington County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Daniel S. Mastagni - Admiral, Lawrence Lessig - Founder, David Dyson - Jazz bass guitarist, Debbie Stafford - Politician, Brandon Claussen - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: May 1, 1979), Jacob Jaacks - Basketball player, John Dutton (defensive lineman) - Player of football, Keith Foulke - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Oct 19, 1972), Kerry Ligtenberg - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, born: May 11, 1971), Mark Ellis - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Oakland Athletics, born: Jun 6, 1977).

Main business address for: BLACK HILLS CORP /SD/ (ELECTRIC SERVICES), BLACK HILLS POWER INC (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Rapid City:

  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 725 INDIANA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 224 ELK ST)
  • STATE HOME CARE SERVICES-SUBUNIT (Home Health Center, 1301 W OMAHA, STE 205)
  • BLACK HILLS REHAB HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 2908 5TH ST)
  • BLACK HILLS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 2908 5TH STREET)
  • BLACK HILLS SURGICAL HOSPITAL LLP (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 216 ANAMARIA DR)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL AT RAPID CITY - SIOUX SAN (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Federal, provides emergency services, 3200 CANYON LAKE DR)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 353 FAIRMONT BLVD POST OFFICE BOX 6000)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOSPICE OF THE HILLS (Hospital, 224 ELK STREET)
  • SAME DAY SURGERY CENTER LLC (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 651 CATHEDRAL DRIVE)
  • CLARKSON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 1015 MT VIEW RD)
  • FOUNTAIN SPRINGS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 2000 WESLEYAN BLVD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BELLA VISTA (Nursing Home, 302 ST CLOUD STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BLACK HILLS (Nursing Home, 1620 NORTH 7TH STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MEADOWBROOK (Nursing Home, 2500 ARROWHEAD DR)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PRAIRIE HILLS (Nursing Home, 916 MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD)
  • WESTHILLS VILLAGE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, 255 TEXAS ST)

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Local government website: www.ci.rapid-city.sd.us

Colleges/Universities in Rapid City:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Full-time enrollment: 1,688; Location: 501 E Saint Joseph St; Public; Website: www.sdsmt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 1,004; Location: 800 Mickelson Dr; Public; Website: www.wdt.edu)
  • National American University-Rapid City (FT enrollment: 499; Location: 321 Kansas City Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Black Hills Beauty College (FT enrollment: 105; Location: 623 Saint Joe; Private, for-profit)
  • Headlines Academy Inc (FT enrollment: 92; Location: 529 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.headlinesacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rapid City:

  • Black Hills State University (about 44 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 178 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Mary (about 220 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 221 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Bismarck State College (about 223 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Wyoming (about 226 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Colorado State University (about 261 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)

Public high schools in Rapid City:

Private high schools in Rapid City:

  • ST THOMAS MORE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 300 FAIRMONT BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 77; Location: 23757 ARENA DR; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rapid City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rapid City:

  • ST ELIZABETH SETON SCHOOL (Students: 619; Location: 431 OAKLAND ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 4550 S HWY 16; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 835 E FAIRMONT BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 4601 MT RUSHMORE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI (Students: 86; Location: 3520 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BLACK HILLS CHILDREN'S HOME (Students: 52; Location: 24100 S ROCKERVILLE RD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • RAPID CITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 305 N 39TH ST; Grades: TK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Rapid City, School District: RAPID CITY 51-4

Library in Rapid City:

  • RAPID CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,171,934; Location: 610 QUINCY STREET; 136,298 books; 8,732 e-books; 11,873 audio materials; 15,679 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 376 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Rapid City: Black Hills Maze (A), Lazy J RV Park and Campground (B), LaCroix Links Golf Course (C), The Ranch Amusement Park (D), Dahl Fine Arts Center (E), Rapid City Fairgrounds (F), Executive Golf Course (G), Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (H), Berry Patch Campground (I), Lake Park Campground (J), Camp Rapid (K), Storybook Island (L), Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery (M), Arrowhead Country Club (N), Meadowbrook Golf Course (O), Camp Rapid (P), Rapid City Department of Fire and Emergency Services Station 3 (Q), Rapid City Department of Fire and Emergency Services Station 4 (R), Rapid City Department of Fire and Emergency Services Station 6 (S), Rapid City Department of Fire and Emergency Services Station 7 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Haines Station Shopping Center (1), Baken Park Shopping Center (2), Rushmore Mall (3), South Town Mall (4), Robbinsdale Shopping Center (5), North Rapid Shopping Center (6), Northgate Shopping Center (7), Baken Park Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mountain View Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2), Pine Lawn Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Red Dale Gulch Reservoir (A), Canyon Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rapid City include: Halley Park (1), Dinosaur Park (2), College Park (3), Hall Park (4), Robbinsdale Park (5), Wilson Park (6), Roosevelt Park (7), Canyon Lake Park (8), Sioux Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Minnilusa Pioneer Museum (222 New York Street) (1), Motion Unlimited Antique & Clasato TRCK & Mtrcycle (Museums; 6180 South Highway 79) (2), Museum of Geology (501 East Saint Joseph Street) (3), United States Government - National Weather Service Noaa- Indian Programs and Services Amer (Museums; 222 New York Street) (4), Indian Programs and Services American Interior - Pine Ridge Agency- Sioux Indian Mu (Museums; 222 New York Street) (5), The Journey Museum (222 New York Street) (6), Rapid City Arts Council (Museums; 713 7th Street) (7), Bear Country USA (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 13820 South Highway 16) (8), Reptile Gardens (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8955 South Highway 16) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Lazy U Motel (2215 Mount Rushmore Road) (1), Stardust Motel (520 East North Street) (2), Motel Town House (210 Saint Joseph Street) (3), Johnson's Siding General Store (12300 West Highway 44) (4), Fair Value Inn (1607 North Lacrosse Street) (5), Best Western Ramkota Hotel (2111 North Lacrosse Street) (6), Comfort Inns & Suites (915 Fairmont Boulevard) (7), Days Inn (725 Jackson Boulevard) (8), Big Sky Motel (4080 Tower Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Court - Traffic & Fines (300 Kansas City Street) (1), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (fbi) (909 Saint Joseph Street Suite 400) (2), Courts-Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office Info (515 9th Street) (3), Public Defender (703 Main Street) (4), Marshals Service (515 9th Street) (5), South Dakota State University - Offices- West River AG Center (1905 North Plaza Boulevard) (6), South Dakota State - Court System- Rapid City-Pennington County- Circuit Court Sev (Courthouse Annex) (7), Clerk Of Courts (315 Saint Joseph Street) (8), District Court - Clerk (515 9th Street Suite 302) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Pennington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.7. This is about average.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.3. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

32.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.0. This is about average. There were 80 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.88. This is significantly better than average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.88
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.8%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rapid City, SD

People in group quarters in Rapid City in 2010:

  • 659 people in college/university student housing
  • 628 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 491 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 203 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 103 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 100 people in state prisons
  • 98 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 90 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 40 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Rapid City in 2000:

  • 757 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 511 people in nursing homes
  • 315 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 244 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 177 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 81 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 79 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Rapid City compared to South Dakota state average:

Rapid City, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Capacity: 10,000.
  • Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Capacity: 9,654.
  • James White Civic Coliseum. Capacity: 7,141.

Banks with most branches in Rapid City (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rapid City Western Branch, Rapid City - Main Auto Bank Branch, Rapid City-Center Branch, Rapid City Main Branch, Rushmore Mall Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Great Western Bank: at 14 St. Joseph Street, Family Thrift Store Branch, South Canyon Branch, Mountain View Branch, Wal-Mart Store Branch. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Security First Bank: - Operations Cen, Rapid City Branch, Sheridan Lake Branch, Teller Express. Info updated 2010/02/19: Bank assets: $829.2 mil, Deposits: $644.3 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Stockmens Limited Partnership
  • First Interstate Bank: Rapid City Gateway Branch, Rapid City Drive Up Branch, Rapid City East Branch. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mountain View Branch, Robbinsdale Branch, Rapid City Main Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Dacotah Bank: Rapid City - 5th Street Office Branc at 3535 5th Street, branch established on 2000/01/10; Rapid City Downtown Bra at 125 Main Street, branch established on 2004/12/29. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank & Trust: Rapid City South Branch at 2018 Mount Rushmore Road, branch established on 1994/01/03; Rapid City West Branch at 2001 West Omaha Street, branch established on 1984/03/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $467.3 mil, Deposits: $416.1 mil, headquarters in Belle Fourche, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Belle Fourche Bancshares, Inc.
  • Black Hills Community Bank, N.A.: at 840 Mount Rushmore Road, branch established on 2007/11/27. Info updated 2011/07/26: Bank assets: $102.6 mil, Deposits: $86.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Bhcb Holding Company
  • First Western Federal Savings Bank: at 402 Main Street, branch established on 1979/06/06. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $37.6 mil, Deposits: $23.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rapid City, South Dakota:

  • Howard Johnson Lodge, 2211 Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57709 , Phone: (605) 343-8550, Fax: (605) 343-9107
  • Adoba Hotel Rapid City/Mt Rushmore, 445 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-8300, Fax: (605) 348-3833
  • Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 N 5TH St, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-4000, Fax: (605) 348-9777
  • Super 8 Motel, 2124 Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-8070, Fax: (605) 348-0833
  • Castle Inn, 15 E North St, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-4120
  • Comfort Inn I 90, 1550 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-2221, Fax: (605) 348-3110
  • Rapid City Econo Lodge, 625 E Disk Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 342-6400, Fax: (605) 394-9539
  • Motel 6, 620 E Latrobe St, Rapid City, SD 57701 , Phone: (605) 343-3687
  • 25 other hotels and motels
All 33 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rapid City, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rapid City travel time to work - commute


Rapid City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Rapid City city (based on Pennington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.76%
Here62.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents44.4%13.5%6.4%5.3%4.8%
Congregations9.2%7.1%7.1%8.2%7.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%3.0%2.9%2.4%14.1%
Congregations3.1%3.1%6.1%3.1%45.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Pennington County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pennington County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Pennington County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pennington County:

24.5%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$14,883$89,2985$8,941
Other Government Administration 27$88,266$39,2293$3,305
Judicial and Legal 3$19,499$77,9960$0
Police Protection - Officers 84$491,377$70,1970$0
Police - Other 0$0 3$3,266
Firefighters 85$365,848$51,6490$0
Streets and Highways 39$133,858$41,1870$0
Airports 14$47,264$40,5120$0
Solid Waste Management 31$113,460$43,9200$0
Sewerage 13$66,821$61,6810$0
Parks and Recreation 11$87,244$95,17563$45,169
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,633$55,5960$0
Water Supply 27$122,571$54,4760$0
Local Libraries 24$104,994$52,4972$1,627
Other and Unallocable 242$791,446$39,2450$0
Totals for Government 603$2,452,164$48,79976$62,308

Rapid City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,426,000 ($120.62)
    Water Utilities: $2,939,000 ($42.07)
    Air Transportation: $2,593,000 ($37.12)
    Sewerage: $2,197,000 ($31.45)
    General Public Buildings: $131,000 ($1.88)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $11,335,000 ($162.27)
    Police Protection: $9,592,000 ($137.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,128,000 ($116.36)
    Regular Highways: $5,021,000 ($71.88)
    Water Utilities: $4,751,000 ($68.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,432,000 ($63.45)
    Sewerage: $3,556,000 ($50.91)
    Air Transportation: $3,016,000 ($43.18)
    Libraries: $2,598,000 ($37.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,534,000 ($36.28)
    General - Other: $2,079,000 ($29.76)
    Health - Other: $2,065,000 ($29.56)
    Transit Utilities: $1,250,000 ($17.89)
    Financial Administration: $842,000 ($12.05)
    General Public Buildings: $790,000 ($11.31)
    Central Staff Services: $725,000 ($10.38)
    Parking Facilities: $369,000 ($5.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $239,000 ($3.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $214,000 ($3.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,653,000 ($37.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,633,000 ($23.38)
    Police Protection: $276,000 ($3.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $161,000 ($2.30)
    Transit Utilities: $98,000 ($1.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $74,000 ($1.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $38,000 ($0.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($0.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,853,000 ($441.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $177,000 ($2.53)

Rapid City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $6,715,000 ($96.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,647,000 ($95.16)
    Sewerage: $6,226,000 ($89.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,716,000 ($81.83)
    Air Transportation: $4,054,000 ($58.04)
    Parking Facilities: $528,000 ($7.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $156,000 ($2.23)
    Natural Resources - Other: $139,000 ($1.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,778,000 ($25.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,065,000 ($15.25)
    Transit Utilities: $613,000 ($8.78)
    Public Welfare: $248,000 ($3.55)
    All Other: $60,000 ($0.86)
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000 ($0.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $242,000 ($3.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,649,000 ($23.61)
    Special Assessments: $430,000 ($6.16)
    Sale of Property: $350,000 ($5.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $158,000 ($2.26)
    Rents: $120,000 ($1.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $67,000 ($0.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,414,000 ($134.77)
    Transit Utilities: $233,000 ($3.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $530,000 ($7.59)
    Highways: $358,000 ($5.12)
    Transit Utilities: $28,000 ($0.40)
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000 ($0.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,151,000 ($546.15)
    Property: $11,132,000 ($159.36)
    Other License: $2,423,000 ($34.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $362,000 ($5.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $181,000 ($2.59)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $99,000 ($1.42)

Rapid City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,685,000 ($1312.52)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,977,000 ($758.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,825,000 ($670.33)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,550,000 ($122.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,117,000 ($116.20)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,110,000 ($116.10)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $440,000 ($6.30)

Rapid City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,848,000 ($398.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,291,000 ($1092.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,883,000 ($213.06)

9.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($828 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.28%
South Dakota average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Meade County, SD  1.48% ($30,479 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.37% ($29,662)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.24% ($29,438)


9.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($782 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.25%
South Dakota average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Meade County, SD  1.43% ($34,546 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.29% ($42,255)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.26% ($33,474)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rapid City:

  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rapid City:

  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • K212BE (90.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K289AI (105.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K278AN (103.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Rapid City:

  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15AC (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT TV OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Rapid City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 86
Total length: 480 meters (1,575ft)
Total costs: $10,587,000
Total average daily traffic: 876,374
Total average daily truck traffic: 61,034

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 13
  • 1960-1969: 12
  • 1970-1979: 23
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 29
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rapid City, SD



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED261$138,160299$135,6311,008$134,456132$59,2828$1,132,553113$147,82342$69,253
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$158,66418$131,36487$153,6669$25,1980$07$107,2602$37,965
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$127,08234$102,693262$138,05952$25,2064$190,75018$95,35429$32,093
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$132,70319$141,445183$145,46329$63,2930$013$120,4686$45,627
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$201,6601$64,26029$121,4281$80,0000$04$126,6430$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Rapid City, SD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$154,20838$164,7391$128,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$184,4498$173,0080$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$173,0004$161,9200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$209,0001$149,8200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 266
  • Hazardous Condition: 212
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 20

Incident types - Rapid City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rapid City, SD

Most common first names in Rapid City, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John36876.0 years
William29974.6 years
Robert28370.1 years
Mary28379.2 years
James21872.4 years
George19576.9 years
Charles19074.2 years
Helen16079.8 years
Donald15271.1 years
Richard14766.6 years
Most common last names in Rapid City, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson17177.3 years
Anderson14877.5 years
Smith11478.0 years
Brown7675.1 years
Nelson6876.2 years
Olson6879.4 years
Wilson6273.0 years
Miller6073.9 years
Williams5977.4 years
Peterson5977.3 years
Businesses in Rapid City, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
AmericInn1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets13
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's4McDonald's5
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western2Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster3New Balance5
Budget Car Rental1Nike15
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King3OfficeMax1
Caribou Coffee1Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza2
Dairy Queen4Payless1
Days Inn2PetSmart1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut3
Dennys1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
DressBarn1Quiznos1
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Ramada2
FedEx11Red Lobster1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ruby Tuesday1
Foot Locker1SAS Shoes1
GNC1SONIC Drive-In2
GameStop2Safeway2
Gap1Sam's Club1
Goodwill1Sears2
Gymboree1Shoe Carnival1
H&R Block3Slumberland1
Hardee's3Spencer Gifts1
Haworth1Starbucks5
Hobby Lobby1Super 82
Holiday Inn3T.G.I. Driday's1
Hot Topic1T.J.Maxx1
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell3
IHOP1Target1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
Jimmy John's2Toys"R"Us1
Jones New York4Travelodge1
Journeys1U-Haul3
KFC2UPS19
Kincaid1Vans3
Kmart1Verizon Wireless3
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger5Vons2
La Quinta1Walgreens3
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's4
LensCrafters1Wet Seal1
Little Caesars Pizza3YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Rapid City, SD


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  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #15 (57701) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #32 (57701) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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