Rapid City, MI (Town Center)




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About Rapid City, MI (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Rapid City is $108,948, which is more expensive than 42.2% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 23.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Rapid City Town Center is currently $780, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 73.1% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Rapid City Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rapid City, Michigan.

Real estate in the Town Center of Rapid City, MI is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Rapid City Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (27.0%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Rapid City, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Rapid City Town Center neighborhood has more Canadian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 1.6% have Finnish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Rapid City Town Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, one of the notable things about Rapid City Town Center is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Rapid City are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Rapid City Town Center neighborhood, 32.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.6%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Rapid City, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report English roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (6.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Rapid City Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Rapid City Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Rapid City 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Michigan 18.86

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Rapid City 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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KALKASKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Kalkaska Middle School
1700 West Kalkaska St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
06-08
Northside Educational Center
405 East Dresden St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
09-12
Cherry Street Intermediate School
315 South Cherry St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
04-05
Kalkaska High School
109 North Birch St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
09-12
Rapid City Elementary School
5258 River Rd
Rapid City, MI, 49676
KG-05
Birch Street Elementary School
309 North Birch St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
KG-03

School District Enrollment By Group

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ELK RAPIDS SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Elk Rapids High School
308 Meguzee Pt
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
09-12
Sunrise Academy
97 Lake Street
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
09-12
Lakeland Elementary School
616 Buckley St
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
PK-05
Cherryland Middle School
707 East 3 Rd St
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
06-08
Mill Creek Elementary School
9039 Old M 72
Williamsburg, MI, 49690
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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MANCELONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

(10 is best)

Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mancelona High School
9300 Limits W
Mancelona, MI, 49659
09-12
Mancelona Elementary School
231 Limits W
Mancelona, MI, 49659
PK-04
Mancelona Middle School
112 St John St
Mancelona, MI, 49659
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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