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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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The Rapid City metro area voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats
Rapid City Metro Area's population is 143,711 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.6%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Rapid City Metro Area is Real Estate: $195,765
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.
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