Rapid City Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Rapid City Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
77,503

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.8%
5 - 17:
16.2%
18 - 24:
8.7%
25 - 34:
14.8%
35 - 54:
21.9%
55 - 64:
13.4%
Over 65 Years:
18.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.5%
5.5%
High School Graduates
92.9%
92.9%
College Graduated
32.8%
32.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Rapid City
$31,299
$31,299
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Rapid City
$52,351
$52,351
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
16.2%

Employment Industries in Rapid City

 
Healthcare
15.8%
15.8%
Retail
13.4%
13.4%
Accommodation
11.5%
11.5%
Education
7.8%
7.8%
Construction
7.3%
7.3%
Manufacturing
5.8%
5.8%
Finance
5.7%
5.7%
Other
5.2%
5.2%
Public Service
4.7%
4.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.7%
4.7%
Administration
4.0%
4.0%
Transportation
3.1%
3.1%
Arts
2.5%
2.5%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
76.8%
76.8%
Black Or African American
1.3%
1.3%
American Indian And Alaska Native
10.4%
10.4%
Asian
1.6%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
4.6%
4.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
29.3%
29.3%
Irish
12.1%
12.1%
Norwegian
10.6%
10.6%
English
7.8%
7.8%
French
3.6%
3.6%
Swedish
3.6%
3.6%
Dutch
2.1%
2.1%
Italian
2.0%
2.0%
Czech
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.9%
1.9%
European
1.8%
1.8%
Polish
1.4%
1.4%
Danish
1.4%
1.4%
Russian
1.1%
1.1%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
Scandinavian
0.8%
0.8%
French Canadian
0.8%
0.8%
Welsh
0.7%
0.7%
Finnish
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
95.2%
95.2%
Native American languages
1.3%
1.3%
Spanish
1.3%
1.3%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Tagalog
0.4%
0.4%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.1%
0.1%
French
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Scandinavian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
Vietnamese
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
Miao/Hmong
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Rapid City Residents:
2.5%