Rapid City, MI
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Rapid City is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,372 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rapid City is the 430th largest community in Michigan.

Rapid City is a blue-collar town, with 43.78% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Rapid City is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rapid City who work in office and administrative support (11.24%), sales jobs (11.09%), and food service (9.45%).

Another notable thing is that Rapid City is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Rapid City’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rapid City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rapid City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of adults in Rapid City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.41% of adults in Rapid City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rapid City in 2010 was $26,368, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,472 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rapid City include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rapid City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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