Rapid City, SD
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Rapid City profile

Living in Rapid City

Rapid City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 76,184 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Rapid City is the second largest community in South Dakota.

One of the benefits of Rapid City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.02 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Rapid City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.78% of adults in Rapid City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rapid City in 2018 was $34,916, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,664 for a family of four. However, Rapid City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rapid City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rapid City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rapid City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rapid City include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Rapid City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.