Rapid City, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 59,607. Estimated population in 2021: 62,167 (+4.3% change)
Males: 29,224 (49.0%), Females: 30,383 (51.0%)

Pennington County

Zip codes: 57701, 57702, 57703.

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $35,978
Median house value: $89,700

Races in Rapid City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.2%)
  • American Indian (12.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (33.7%), Irish (13.7%), Norwegian (10.9%), English (9.9%), United States (4.5%), Swedish (3.8%).

Elevation: 3247 feet

Land area: 44.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rapid City

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rapid City city

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

2.4% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,205 (+7.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Rapid City:

  • BLACK HILLS SURGERY CENTER LLP (216 ANAMARIA DRIVE)
  • IHS PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (3200 CANYON LAKE DR)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (353 FAIRMONT BLVD)
  • SAME DAY SURGERY CENTER LLC (651 CATHEDRAL DRIVE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rapid City:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 10 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 13 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • ALLIANCE MUNI (about 143 miles; ALLIANCE, NE; Abbreviation: AIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rapid City:

  • STURGIS MUNI (about 26 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)
  • CUSTER STATE PARK (about 27 miles; FAIRBURN, SD; Abbreviation: 3V0)
  • CUSTER COUNTY (about 37 miles; CUSTER, SD; Abbreviation: CUT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Rapid City:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 2,002; Location: 501 E SAINT JOSEPH ST; Public; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • WESTERN DAKOTA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 821; Location: 800 MICKELSON DR; Public; Website: www.westerndakotatech.org)
  • NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 787; Location: 321 KANSAS CITY ST; Private, for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • BLACK HILLS BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 55; Location: 623 ST JOE; Private, for-profit)
  • HEADLINES ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 51; Location: 529 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BLACK HILLS INDIAN BIBLE COLLEGE-ASSEMBLIES OF GOD (Location: 1310 N MAPLE AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL-MEDICAL RAD PROGRAM (Location: 353 FAIRMONT BLVD; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rapid City:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 89 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 228 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 241 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 253 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 255 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 273 miles; GREELEY, CO; Full-time enrollment: 10,983)

Schools

Public high schools in Rapid City:

  • CENTRAL HI SCH (Students: 2,276; Location: 433 N 8TH; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • STEVENS HI SCH (Students: 1,578; Location: 1200 44TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (Students: 280; Location: 21 ST JOSEPH; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Rapid City:

  • RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHO (Students: 137; Location: 1212 E FAIRMONT BLVD; Grades: 7 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rapid City:

  • DAKOTA MIDDLE SCH (Students: 810; Location: 615 COLUMBUS ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOUTH MIDDLE SCH (Students: 664; Location: 2 INDIANA ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RAPID VALLEY ELEM (Students: 617; Location: 2601 COVINGTON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WEST MIDDLE SCH (Students: 582; Location: 1003 SOO SAN DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTH MIDDLE SCH (Students: 558; Location: 1501 N. MAPLE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEADOWBROOK ELEM (Students: 509; Location: 3125 W FLORMANN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GRANDVIEW ELEM (Students: 494; Location: 3301 GRANDVIEW DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KNOLLWOOD HEIGHTS ELEM (Students: 488; Location: 1701 DOWNING ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCH (Students: 454; Location: 4501 PARK DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CORRAL DRIVE ELEM (Students: 445; Location: 4503 PARK DR; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Rapid City:

  • ST ELIZABETH SETON SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 431 OAKLAND; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 4601 MT RUSHMORE RD BX 2434; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 4905 S HIGHWAY 16; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 4550 S HIGHWAY 16; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 835 E FAIRMONT BLVD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LIFE TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 4116 CANYON LAKE DR; Grades: PK – 4)
  • BLACK HILLS CHILDREN’S HOME (Students: 52; Location: 24100 ROCKERVILLE RD; Grades: KG – 7)
  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS ELEMENT (Students: 15; Location: 305 NORTH 39TH STREET; Grades: 1 – 10)
  • ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN (Students: 6; Location: 6015 NAMELESS CAVE RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Rapid City:

  • RAPID CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,794,443; Location: 610 QUINCY STREET; 100,248 books; 5,739 audio materials; 5,493 video materials; 288 serial subscriptions)

 

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