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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Tourist impact
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Rapid City Metro Area


Rapid City is a gateway to the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. Originally a center for the mining and timber industries, the today the city is more reliant on light industry, tourism and the large Ellsworth Air Force Base nearby. That base narrowly escaped closure recently, but the prospect of future closure hangs over the area’s employment picture. The downtown core is a Western classic, with a broad main street featuring a mix of traditional small town commercial establishments and others oriented towards tourists.


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Highlights


  • Location: Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills
  • Country: United States
  • State: South Dakota
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  • Metro Area: Rapid City Metro Area

Quick Facts About Rapid City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Rapid City Metro Area is 2.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.49 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City Metro Area's cost of living is 2.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Rapid City Metro Area's population is 144,134 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.75 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Rapid City Metro Area is $190,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 25.46 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Rapid City Metro Area public schools spend $9,609 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Rapid City Metro Area.

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