Rapid City Metro Area, South Dakota 

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Population

143,711

+9.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$51,041

Median Home Price

$206,300

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

Local Listings in Rapid, City, SD
 $203,500 
3119 W Omaha St
Bed 0 | Bath 0.0 | 2254 SqFt
 $203,500 
3119 W Omaha St
Bed 0 | Bath 0.0 | 2254 SqFt
 $214,900 
295 Bengal Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1780 SqFt
 $219,900 
138 E Centennial St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1936 SqFt

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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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.43%. More Economy

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. More Cost of Living or Compare Rapid City Metro Area's Cost of Living

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 9.57%. 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 $206,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.22%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Rapid City Metro 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. More Education


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It's a good time to buy in Rapid City. Home Appreciation is up 5.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Rapid City Real Estate or Find top agents in Rapid City

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MAPS OF RAPID CITY METRO AREA, SOUTH DAKOTA
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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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NEW LISTINGS IN RAPID CITY SD
$203,500
3119 W Omaha St
Bed 0 | Bath 0.0 |

$214,900
295 Bengal Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$219,900
138 E Centennial St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$226,900
3028 Copperlane Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$204,900
2702 Grandview Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$179,900
3330 Cypress St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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