Rapid City Metro Area, South Dakota 

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Population

144,134

32% Growth

Unemployment Rate

2.8%

Median Income

$51,041

Avg. Home Price

$200,800

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
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
City: Rapid City, Box Elder, 46 total
Zip Codes: 57701, 57702, 57703, 57785, 57718, 57719, 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 2.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.49%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City Metro Area's cost of living is 0.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Rapid City Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Rapid City Metro Area's population is 144,134 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.75%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rapid City Metro Area is $200,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.22%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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