Rapid City, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 74,421 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.9%
 
Males: 36,968  (49.7%)
Females: 37,453  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,602 (it was $35,978 in 2000)
Rapid City:

$49,602
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,751 (it was $19,445 in 2000)

Rapid City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $184,200 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Rapid City:

$184,200
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $237,390; detached houses: $254,831; townhouses or other attached units: $214,396; in 2-unit structures: $414,306; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,135; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,011; mobile homes: $41,973

Median gross rent in 2017: $826.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rapid City: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.4%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.3% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.9% for American Indian residents, 18.4% for other race residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Rapid City, SD (2017)
    • 56,45476.3%White alone
    • 7,67410.4%American Indian alone
    • 4,0265.4%Hispanic
    • 3,8195.2%Two or more races
    • 1,0461.4%Black alone
    • 9371.3%Asian alone
    • 460.06%Other race alone
    • 300.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 358 registered sex offenders living in Rapid City, South Dakota as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rapid City is 206 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Rapid City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(6.3)
2
(3.1)
2
(3.0)
2
(3.0)
3
(4.4)
4
(5.7)
2
(2.8)
4
(5.6)
7
(9.5)
2
(2.7)
6
(8.0)
2
(2.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
58
(93.8)
56
(89.4)
69
(109.2)
73
(113.1)
97
(146.6)
91
(134.9)
99
(143.9)
111
(158.6)
63
(89.5)
59
(82.5)
92
(124.7)
88
(118.0)
101
(134.7)
99
(131.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
38
(61.4)
38
(60.7)
34
(53.8)
50
(77.5)
41
(62.0)
59
(87.5)
57
(82.9)
55
(78.6)
48
(68.2)
53
(74.1)
68
(92.1)
80
(107.3)
68
(90.7)
65
(86.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
160
(258.6)
138
(220.3)
187
(296.1)
221
(342.3)
167
(252.4)
252
(373.7)
278
(404.2)
255
(364.4)
285
(404.8)
310
(433.7)
328
(444.4)
366
(490.8)
305
(406.7)
326
(433.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
459
(742.0)
407
(649.7)
443
(701.4)
392
(607.2)
433
(654.4)
518
(768.1)
560
(814.2)
591
(844.5)
578
(821.0)
426
(596.0)
451
(611.1)
480
(643.7)
466
(621.4)
428
(568.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,980
(3,201)
1,679
(2,680)
1,819
(2,880)
2,035
(3,152)
2,264
(3,421)
2,178
(3,230)
2,244
(3,262)
2,734
(3,907)
1,902
(2,701)
2,076
(2,904)
2,191
(2,969)
2,236
(2,998)
2,102
(2,803)
1,502
(1,995)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
112
(181.0)
104
(166.0)
124
(196.3)
145
(224.6)
132
(199.5)
127
(188.3)
156
(226.8)
230
(328.7)
149
(211.6)
202
(282.6)
227
(307.6)
250
(335.2)
304
(405.4)
264
(350.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(9.7)
12
(19.2)
17
(26.9)
22
(34.1)
21
(31.7)
8
(11.9)
9
(13.1)
15
(21.4)
18
(25.6)
3
(4.2)
8
(10.8)
2
(2.7)
8
(10.7)
7
(9.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)342.8299.7355.4374.9391.0412.9435.2476.5361.1366.7421.4421.9420.4370.6

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City-data.com crime index in Rapid City, SD

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 165 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (26.4%), American (7.3%), Norwegian (6.8%), Irish (5.9%), English (4.6%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/19/1888

Elevation: 3247 feet

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,669 people per square mile   (low).

Rapid City, South Dakota map

1,653 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.2% Africa).

This city:

2.2%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,444 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,580 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (304.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

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 )

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: +15,754 (+21.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 31,668 (90.6%)

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Rapid City, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rapid City, SD in 2017
Rapid City satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

Rapid City tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 226 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2014: 201 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2015: 204 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2016: 189 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2017: 199 buildings, average cost: $188,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Rapid City, SD residents
Average permit cost in Rapid City, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Rapid City, SD
Historical housing units in Rapid City, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +4,205 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in Rapid City, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Rapid City, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Registered nurses (2.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.6%)
  • Cashiers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.0%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Rapid City, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rapid City, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.6. This is about average.

City:

80.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.49
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.486. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.486
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 33.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rapid City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 57% 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 significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 368.9 miles away from Rapid City center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 165.6 miles away from Rapid City center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 525.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from Rapid City center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 136.2 miles away from Rapid City center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 373.4 miles away from Rapid City center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pennington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rapid City topographic map

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

Hospitals in Rapid City:

  • BLACK HILLS REHAB HOSP (provides emergency services, 2908 5TH ST)
  • BLACK HILLS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 2908 5TH STREET)
  • BLACK HILLS SURGICAL HOSPITAL LLP (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 216 ANAMARIA DR)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL AT RAPID CITY - SIOUX SAN (Government - Federal, provides emergency services, 3200 CANYON LAKE DR)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 353 FAIRMONT BLVD POST OFFICE BOX 6000)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOSPICE OF THE HILLS (224 ELK STREET)
  • SAME DAY SURGERY CENTER LLC (Proprietary, 651 CATHEDRAL DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Rapid City:

  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (725 INDIANA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME CARE (224 ELK ST)
  • STATE HOME CARE SERVICES-SUBUNIT (1301 W OMAHA, STE 205)

Nursing Homes in Rapid City:

  • CLARKSON HEALTH CARE (1015 MT VIEW RD)
  • FOUNTAIN SPRINGS HEALTHCARE (2000 WESLEYAN BLVD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BELLA VISTA (302 ST CLOUD STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BLACK HILLS (1620 NORTH 7TH STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MEADOWBROOK (2500 ARROWHEAD DR)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PRAIRIE HILLS (916 MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD)
  • WESTHILLS VILLAGE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (255 TEXAS ST)

Airports and heliports located in Rapid City:

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Colleges/Universities in Rapid City:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Full-time enrollment: 2,102; Location: 501 E Saint Joseph St; Public; Website: www.sdsmt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • National American University-Rapid City (Full-time enrollment: 1,729; Location: 5301 South Highway 16; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu/locations/south-dakota/rapid-city; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 1,023; Location: 800 Mickelson Dr; Public; Website: https://www.wdt.edu)
  • Black Hills Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 182; Location: 623 Saint Joe; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bhbeautycollege.com)
  • Headlines Academy Inc (Full-time enrollment: 133; Location: 333 Omaha St. Suite 7; Private, for-profit; Website: www.headlinesacademy.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rapid City:

  • Black Hills State University (about 44 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 88 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Casper College (about 178 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 190 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of Mary (about 220 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 221 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Bismarck State College (about 223 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public high schools in Rapid City:

  • STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL - 42 (Students: 1,499, Location: 1200 44TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL - 41 (Location: 433 N 8TH, Grades: 9-12)
  • JEFFERSON BUILDING - 64 (Location: 21 ST JOSEPH, Grades: PK-12)
  • RAPID CITY HIGH SCHOOL - 45 (Location: 601 COLUMBUS ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • LINCOLN BUILDING - 44 (Location: 1315 QUINCY ST, Grades: 12)

Private high school in Rapid City:

  • RAPID CITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM (Students: 770, Location: 300 FAIRMONT BLVD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rapid City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rapid City:

  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 186, Location: 4550 S HIGHWAY 16, Grades: PK-5)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 133, Location: 4601 S HIGHWAY 16, Grades: PK-5)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 100, Location: 835 E FAIRMONT BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI (Students: 54, Location: 3520 W MAIN ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • BLACK HILLS CHILDREN'S HOME (Students: 52, Location: 24100 S ROCKERVILLE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • RAPID CITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 12, Location: 305 N 39TH ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Rapid City

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:

  • under ziocodes: 57702 was not listed I didn\'t see Pactola or Angastora listed

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Rapid City include: BLACK HILLS CORP /SD/ (A), BLACK HILLS POWER INC (B). 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

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) - Football player, 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).

Pennington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rapid City and their reported violations in the past:

RAPID VALLEY SANITARY DISTRICT (Population served: 9,075, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2008)
COLONIAL PINE HILLS SANITARY DISTRIC (Population served: 1,260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-24-2010 to SEP-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • 8 other older health violations
PRAIRIE VIEW ESTATES (Serves ND, Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-14-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-23-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
COUNTRYSIDE (Population served: 492, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In APR-13-2012, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2012)
WESTON HEIGHTS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIO (Population served: 441, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2013)
SOUTH CANYON COUNTRY ESTATES (Population served: 420, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2008)
HART RANCH (Population served: 370, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2006), St Public Notif issued (DEC-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009)
PINE GROVE (Population served: 335, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rapid City that have no violations reported:

  • RAPID CITY (Population served: 66,481, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • HISEGA MEADOWS WATER INC (Population served: 486, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • THE RANCH AT BLACK GAP (Population served: 285, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST NIKE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • RIMROCK RIDGE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGHLAND HILLS (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHISPERING WINDS COTTAGES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Rapid City:

Marital status in Rapid City, SD
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Rapid City:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rapid City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,33867
Mainline Protestant14,19628
Catholic7,07210
Other3,76012
Black Protestant1861
Orthodox601
None59,336-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This 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.
South Dakota:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pennington County:

24.5%
State:

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

14.3%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rapid City:

50.4%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.7%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Rapid City:

28.6
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rapid City:

21.4%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rapid City:

10.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Rapid City:

57.7%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.3%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rapid City, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 139$714,195$61,65711$15,114
Firefighters 134$710,581$63,6340$0
Parks and Recreation 95$289,474$36,565456$206,029
Solid Waste Management 52$171,601$39,6001$1,187
Streets and Highways 50$186,895$44,8550$0
Other Government Administration 45$189,524$50,5402$3,778
Water Supply 42$166,370$47,5340$0
Local Libraries 40$133,876$40,1633$2,456
Sewerage 32$114,651$42,9942$1,736
Transit 30$85,316$34,12614$9,595
Financial Administration 27$135,001$60,0000$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 25$122,505$58,8020$0
Airports 24$106,486$53,2437$4,486
Police - Other 14$44,301$37,97216$4,805
Judicial and Legal 7$46,469$79,6610$0
Fire - Other 7$30,351$52,0302$855
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 763$3,247,596$51,076514$250,041

Rapid City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,568,000 ($209.19)
    Water Utilities: $12,504,000 ($168.02)
    Sewerage: $8,355,000 ($112.27)
    General - Other: $4,526,000 ($60.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,899,000 ($52.39)
    Air Transportation: $2,753,000 ($36.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000 ($7.20)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $15,424,000 ($207.25)
    Police Protection: $13,467,000 ($180.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,809,000 ($145.24)
    Water Utilities: $7,067,000 ($94.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,848,000 ($92.02)
    Regular Highways: $6,686,000 ($89.84)
    Sewerage: $6,160,000 ($82.77)
    General - Other: $4,853,000 ($65.21)
    Air Transportation: $4,648,000 ($62.46)
    Health - Other: $4,447,000 ($59.75)
    Libraries: $3,543,000 ($47.61)
    Central Staff Services: $3,053,000 ($41.02)
    Financial Administration: $2,261,000 ($30.38)
    Transit Utilities: $2,087,000 ($28.04)
    General Public Buildings: $1,003,000 ($13.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $527,000 ($7.08)
    Parking Facilities: $417,000 ($5.60)
    Electric Utilities: $359,000 ($4.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $294,000 ($3.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $151,000 ($2.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $124,000 ($1.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,170,000 ($69.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,663,000 ($102.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $423,000 ($5.68)

Rapid City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,131,000 ($149.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,310,000 ($125.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,121,000 ($122.56)
    Air Transportation: $6,773,000 ($91.01)
    Other: $4,906,000 ($65.92)
    Parking Facilities: $691,000 ($9.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $219,000 ($2.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000 ($1.79)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($1.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $2,100,000 ($28.22)
    Other: $397,000 ($5.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $283,000 ($3.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,491,000 ($20.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $202,000 ($2.71)
    Special Assessments: $176,000 ($2.36)
    Rents: $148,000 ($1.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $32,000 ($0.43)
    Sale of Property: $31,000 ($0.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,572,000 ($195.80)
    Electric Utilities: $310,000 ($4.17)
    Transit Utilities: $13,000 ($0.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,780,000 ($37.36)
    Highways: $1,199,000 ($16.11)
    General Local Government Support: $1,078,000 ($14.49)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $54,647,000 ($734.30)
    Property: $22,428,000 ($301.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,327,000 ($85.02)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,416,000 ($32.46)

Rapid City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,454,000 ($1524.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,045,000 ($1357.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,800,000 ($212.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,409,000 ($166.74)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,000,000 ($120.93)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,800,000 ($91.37)

Rapid City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $118,117,000 ($1587.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,832,000 ($212.74)

9.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($804 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.16%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Meade County, SD  1.20% ($36,338 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.32% ($41,510)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.24% ($40,964)


8.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.10%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Meade County, SD  1.22% ($45,251 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.28% ($50,992)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.23% ($37,750)
Businesses in Rapid City, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
AmericInn1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets13
Arby's4Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's5
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Microtel1
Best Western2Motel 61
Blockbuster3Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental1New Balance5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike15
Burger King3Nissan1
Caribou Coffee1Office Depot1
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1On The Border1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback1
Cold Stone Creamery1Outback Steakhouse1
Curves1Pac Sun1
Dairy Queen4Papa John's Pizza2
Days Inn2Payless1
Deb1PetSmart1
Decora Cabinetry2Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut3
DressBarn1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Dressbarn1Quiznos1
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Ramada2
FedEx11Red Lobster1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ruby Tuesday1
Foot Locker1SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Safeway2
GameStop2Sam's Club1
Gap1Sears2
Goodwill1Shoe Carnival1
Gymboree1Slumberland1
H&R Block3Spencer Gifts1
Hardee's3Starbucks5
Haworth1Subaru1
Hilton1Super 82
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn3T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hot Topic1Target1
Howard Johnson1The Room Place1
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
Jimmy John's2Travelodge1
Jones New York4U-Haul3
Journeys1UPS19
Justice1Vans3
KFC2Verizon Wireless3
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Vons2
Kroger5Walgreens3
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's4
Lane Furniture2Wet Seal1
LensCrafters1YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Rapid City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 114Number of bridges
  • 1,020ft / 311mTotal length
  • $6,961,000Total costs
  • 977,088Total average daily traffic
  • 56,373Total average daily truck traffic
  • 822,041Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rapid City, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 291970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 362000-2009
  • 52010-2018
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 in Rapid City, SD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rapid City, SD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 333. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 508 took place in 2015, and the least - 210 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Rapid City, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.7%), and Outside Fires (40.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rapid City, SD
    • 2,53644.7%Structure Fires
    • 2,29640.5%Outside Fires
    • 62811.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2083.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rapid City, SD

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

  • Howard Johnson Lodge, 2211 Lacrosse St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709 , Phone: (605) 343-8550, Fax: (605) 343-9107
  • The Rushmore Hotel, 445 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-8300, Fax: (605) 348-3833
  • Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 N 5TH St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-4000, Fax: (605) 348-9777
  • Castle Inn, 15 E North St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-4120
  • Comfort Inn I 90, 1550 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 348-2221, Fax: (605) 348-3110
  • Rapid City Econo Lodge, 625 E Disk Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 342-6400, Fax: (605) 394-9539
  • Motel 6, 620 E Latrobe St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 343-3687
  • Quality Inn, 1902 Lacrosse St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 , Phone: (605) 342-3322, Fax: (605) 342-9005
  • 26 other hotels and motels
All 34 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rapid City, South Dakota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rapid City, SD
  • 76.7%Utility gas
  • 19.6%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rapid City, SD
  • 51.1%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Rapid City compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Rapid City on our top lists:

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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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