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Population in 2010: 8,260. Population change since 2000: +17.3%
Males: 4,131  (50.0%)
Females: 4,129  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  32.7 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57703.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,987 (it was $39,816 in 2000)
Rapid Valley:

$55,987
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,837

Rapid Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $142,548 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Rapid Valley:

$142,548
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $129,062; Detached houses: $144,460; Mobile homes: $58,941

Median gross rent in 2012: $878.

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  • White alone - 7,273 (87.8%)
  • Two or more races - 353 (4.3%)
  • Hispanic - 322 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 167 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 79 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 86 (1.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rapid Valley: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Irish (13.8%), French (5.7%), Norwegian (5.6%), United States (4.4%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3100 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 814 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rapid Valley:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rapid Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

90 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,967 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $956 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (4.1 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (314.1 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (796.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Green Valley, SD (1.6 miles ), Rapid City, SD (2.0 miles ), Ashland Heights, SD (2.1 miles ), Box Elder, SD (2.2 miles ), Ellsworth AFB, SD (2.5 miles ), Colonial Pine Hills, SD (2.9 miles ), Blackhawk, SD (3.2 miles ), Summerset, SD (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 44.07 N, Longitude: 103.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,489 (-54.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 230 (5.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Child care workers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Rapid Valley-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 10.0 miles away from the Rapid Valley place center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rapid Valley-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 61.2 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 29.5 miles away from Rapid Valley 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 95.8 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 83.9 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 28.3 miles away from Rapid Valley center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Rapid Valley:

  • WESTHILLS VILLAGE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOSPICE OF THE HILLS (Hospital, about 4 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)

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

  • Black Hills State University (about 47 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 181 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Mary (about 218 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 222 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Bismarck State College (about 222 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Wyoming (about 228 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Colorado State University (about 261 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)

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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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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. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.88. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.88
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.5%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 4.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.5%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

Rapid Valley compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rapid Valley travel time to work - commute


Rapid Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rapid Valley CDP (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%

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 Valley:

  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • 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 Valley:

  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 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)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • K212BE (90.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K289AI (105.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K278AN (103.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)

TV broadcast stations around Rapid Valley:

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

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total average daily traffic: 42,446
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,683


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$147,34220$123,84585$109,70415$37,8129$141,66713$63,541
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$200,0101$77,96011$118,1971$34,1900$01$41,280
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$138,8993$107,68728$109,32411$17,1511$45,4207$44,336
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$155,3672$85,24023$127,7531$29,0400$03$83,380
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$154,0800$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.02 , 0109.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$140,1504$169,088
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$109,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.02 , 0109.03

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