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Rapid City, SD Metro Area


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2022 population: 145,159   ( 10,561 from 2010)
Land area: 6247.7 square miles
Population density: 23.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:117,073 80.65% 3.6%
Black:2,0431.41% 53.0%
Indian:10,7157.38% 9.0%
Asian:2,1241.46% 60.2%
2+ races:4,9723.43% 24.2%
Hispanic:8,2325.67% 64.7%
Total non-White:28,08619.35% 30.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:3,818 13.7
Deaths:3,25411.7
Net Migration: 5,11318.4
Net Immigration: 3491.3
Change in White population:4,060 3.0
Change in Non-White pop.:6,501 4.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
134,598
113,01383.96%
1,3350.99%
9,8337.31%
1,3260.99%
4,0032.97%
4,9993.71%
21,58516.04%

2000
120,093
104,80387.27%
1,0850.90%
7,4626.21%
9950.83%
2,7102.26%
2,9602.46%
15,29012.73%

1990
109,400
98,25889.82%
1,6981.55%
5,9205.41%
1,2701.16%
n/a
2,2542.06%
11,14210.18%

1980
97,078
89,56892.26%
1,4141.46%
3,9044.02%
5450.56%
n/a
1,5481.59%
7,5107.74%

1970
80,665
75,42693.51%
1,0721.33%
2,6983.34%
1700.21%
n/a
1,0321.28%
5,239 6.49%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
18,130 15.1
8,9587.5
3,9943.3
980.1
8,210 6.8
6,295 5.2
1990's
NumberRate
18,950 17.3
8,2897.6
-5,020-4.6
5350.5
6,545 6.0
4,148 3.8
1980's
NumberRate
21,236 21.9
7,114 7.3
-1,956 -2.0
n/a
8,690 9.0
3,632 3.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
2,026 2.5
n/a
14,142 17.5
2,271 2.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Rapid City, SD Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
38.9
31,169 21.5%
113,990 78.5%
25,881 17.8%
56,249
2.41
34,762 61.8%
27,271 78.5%
2,928 8.4%
21,487 38.2%

2010
NumberPercent
37.5
32,882 24.4%
101,716 75.6%
18,421 13.7%
54,790
2.39
35,817 65.4%
27,301 76.2%
3,992 11.1%
18,973 34.6%

2000
NumberPercent
35.2
32,206 26.8%
87,887 73.2%
14,126 11.8%
46,474
2.51
32,271 69.4%
25,707 79.7%
3,307 10.2%
14,203 30.6%

1990
NumberPercent
30.5
32,587 29.8%
76,813 70.2%
11,247 10.3%
40,085
2.65
29,384 73.3%
24,618 83.8%
2,662 9.1%
10,701 26.7%

1980
NumberPercent
26.8
29,965 30.9%
67,113 69.1%
8,329 8.6%
33,806
2.77
25,415 75.2%
22,084 86.9%
1,956 7.7%
8,391 24.8%

2022 Housing Data for Rapid City, SD Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units62,176 
Median Value$248,700 
Occupied56,24990.5%
Vacant5,9279.5%
Owned39,34369.9%
Rented16,90630.1%
Median Rent$1,019 
Single-Family Units42,87769.0%
    Detached39,07562.8%
    Attached3,8026.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units9,11814.7%
Mobile Homes6,79710.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Rapid City, SD Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,2894.1%
$10,000 to $14,9991,9233.4%
$15,000 to $19,9992,1363.8%
$20,000 to $24,9992,1203.8%
$25,000 to $29,9992,6254.7%
$30,000 to $34,9992,6214.7%
$35,000 to $39,9992,1103.8%
$40,000 to $44,9991,8243.2%
$45,000 to $49,9992,7865.0%
$50,000 to $59,9994,5138.0%
$60,000 to $74,9995,78310.3%
$75,000 to $99,9998,40514.9%
$100,000 to $124,9996,09710.8%
$125,000 to $149,9993,4286.1%
$150,000 to $199,9993,9026.9%
$200,000 or more3,6876.6%
Median Household Income68,316 
Per Capita Income37,916 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.85 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,3364.2%
Public Assistance1,0261.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps5,4069.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed60,97374.0%
Unemployed2,1672.6%
In Armed Forces2,2842.8%
Total Labor Force65,42479.4%
Not in Labor Force16,99320.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 23.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector23,18918,42055.7%
Non-Profit2,2105,49828.7%
Self-Employed5,0582,88063.7%
Local Government2,3893,26142.3%
State Government1,62095462.9%
Federal Government2,0131,56056.3%
Total Private + Self28,24721,30057.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.8,23211,27342.2%
Total36,47932,57352.8%
Pct. Govt.17.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts9,87414.3%
Sales and Office Occupations15,53822.4%
Professional, Technical15,52222.4%
Service Occupations12,54218.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing5360.8%
All others15,75122.8%
White Collar 59.1%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance11,67721.5%
Retail trade8,54915.7%
Construction6,48511.9%
Accommodation and food services5,73610.6%
Educational services5,65210.4%
Public administration4,3228.0%
Manufacturing4,0817.5%
Finance and insurance3,4106.3%
Other services3,1805.9%
Professional, scientific, technical2,9725.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,7385.0%
Transportation and warehousing2,6714.9%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,4812.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,4672.7%
Wholesale trade1,2812.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,1502.1%
Information9601.8%
Utilities8601.6%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4970.9%
Management580.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Rapid City, SD Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4,7363.37%
Puerto Rican1,1370.81%
Cuban610.04%
Dominican420.03%
Total Central American4000.28%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan370.03%
Honduran1200.09%
Nicaraguan1270.09%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran1160.08%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2340.17%
Argentinean560.04%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian180.01%
Ecuadorian100.01%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian1500.11%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic9890.70%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino6100.43%
Japanese1860.13%
Chinese1550.11%
Korean1440.10%
Burmese670.05%
Indian590.04%
Thai530.04%
Vietnamese260.02%
Bangladeshi200.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English126,95896.1%
Spanish1,8071.4%
Other1,0910.8%
German, other Germanic5830.4%
Tagalog3980.3%
Other Asian2620.2%
Arabic1990.2%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1960.1%
Other Indo-European1910.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German42,75930.5%
Irish16,90012.0%
English13,4499.6%
Norwegian12,7139.1%
American5,8314.2%
French4,2773.0%
Swedish3,4932.5%
Dutch3,2332.3%
Scottish3,0392.2%
Italian2,9632.1%
European2,9002.1%
Polish2,8712.0%
Czech2,5621.8%
Danish2,2791.6%
Scandinavian1,9931.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen139,12299.1%
Not a citizen1,2340.9%
Native137,38697.9%
Foreign-born2,9702.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Rapid City, SD Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
1,844 1.9%3,447 3.6%27,116 28.1%33,093 34.3%20,424 21.2%10,575 11.0%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 1,844 1.9%
9-12 Years 3,447 3.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 27,116 28.1%
Some College 33,093 34.3%
Bach. Degree 20,424 21.2%
Grad Degree 10,575 11.0%
Average years of education: 13.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Rapid City, SD Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 99,244 96,076 3,168 3.2%
1991 103,128 99,264 3,864 3.7%
1992 105,434 101,712 3,722 3.5%
1993 109,130 105,050 4,080 3.7%
1994 111,084 107,232 3,852 3.5%
1995 113,040 109,306 3,734 3.3%
1996 115,336 111,332 4,004 3.5%
1997 116,650 113,174 3,476 3.0%
1998 118,974 115,804 3,170 2.7%
1999 121,286 118,324 2,962 2.4%
2000 122,158 119,292 2,866 2.3%
2001 124,794 121,274 3,520 2.8%
2002 126,148 122,360 3,788 3.0%
2003 127,424 123,330 4,094 3.2%
2004 129,366 124,974 4,392 3.4%
2005 130,284 125,854 4,430 3.4%
2006 130,468 126,704 3,764 2.9%
2007 131,768 128,168 3,600 2.7%
2008 132,982 129,010 3,972 3.0%
2009 133,398 127,320 6,078 4.6%
2010 132,654 125,812 6,842 5.2%
2011 133,592 127,312 6,280 4.7%
2012 134,302 128,718 5,584 4.2%
2013 134,718 129,594 5,124 3.8%
2014 135,600 131,106 4,494 3.3%
2015 136,252 132,028 4,224 3.1%
2016 137,466 133,174 4,292 3.1%
2017 139,560 135,120 4,440 3.2%
2018 140,120 135,946 4,174 3.0%
2019 141,748 137,298 4,450 3.1%
2020 142,024 134,618 7,406 5.2%
2021 145,930 141,990 3,940 2.7%
2022 148,520 145,494 3,026 2.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com