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Rapid City By the Numbers

74,048 (2016) | Approximate population of the city of Rapid City

130,399 | Approximate population of the Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

55.49 square miles | Size of the city of Rapid City

1346 | Average number of people per square mile in Rapid City

33.9 | Median age in Rapid City

$46,966 | Median household income for Rapid City

3.64% | Unemployment rate in Rapid City compared to the national average of 5.9%

41 | Average age of the available work force compared to the national average of 47

24% | Percentage of those employed that hold a bachelor’s degree

9% | Percentage of those employed that hold advanced degrees

$194,976 | Average sold price for a single-family home

$747 | Average monthly price for a two-bedroom rental property

86 Fahrenheit | Average high temperature for Rapid City in July

34 Fahrenheit | Average low temperature for Rapid City in January

2017 | Rapid City was selected as the finish line city for the 2017 Fireball Run: Big Country

2016 | Best small places for Business and Careers (No. 20): Forbes

2015 | Best places to Retire (No. 9): Livability.com

2010 | Best Outdoor Town: Outdoor Life Magazine

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