Rapid City Metro Area, South Dakota 

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Population

143,711

+9.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.6%

Median Income

$51,041

Median Home Price

$195,765

United States / South Dakota / Rapid City Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Rapid City Metro Area, South Dakota

Small city - Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills. August, June and September are the most pleasant months in the Rapid City metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Rapid City, SD Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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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Country: United States
State: South Dakota
County:
Metro Area: Rapid City Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Rapid City, Box Elder, 46 total
Zip Codes: 57701, 57702, 57703, 57785, 57719, 57718, 57730, 57769, 57706, 57745, 28 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3505 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rapid City Metro Area is 2.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City Metro Area's cost of living is 7.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rapid City Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
The Rapid City metro area voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rapid City Metro Area's population is 143,711 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rapid City Metro Area is Real Estate: $195,765. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Rapid City

It's a good time to buy in Rapid City. Home Appreciation is up 7.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rapid City is $195,765.

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ZIP CODES IN RAPID CITY METRO AREA, SOUTH DAKOTA
57701, 57702, 57703, 57785, 57719, 57718, 57730, 57769, 57706, 57745, 28 total

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