Rapid City employment information

IndexRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Income per capita$25,983$26,311$28,555
Median household income$46,392$50,338$53,482
Median income owner occupied$62,188$63,903$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,725$29,541$33,219
Median earnings male$30,831$33,136$36,116
Median earnings female$21,243$23,365$25,692
Unemployment rate3.9%3.3%5.8%
Poverty level15.1%14.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Rapid City is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rapid City is 13% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rapid City is 3% lower than the national average.

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Rapid City median earnings by income bracket

Rapid City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.2%1.4%
Manufacturing sector7.6%2.3%
Financial & insurance services4.1%6.8%
Wholesale & retail services17.3%12.5%
Public administration6.4%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%1.8%
Education, health & social services13.5%37.5%
Other31.0%30.6%

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Colonial Pine Hills, SD2,328$96,25080%
Summerset, SD2,240$72,56636%
Piedmont, SD878$64,66721%
Rapid Valley, SD8,619$58,94510%
Rapid City, SD70,126$46,39213%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Goodyear, AZ70,148$70,29331%
Loveland, CO70,093$55,5804%
Muncie, IN70,035$30,57043%
Jonesboro, AR70,217$40,58324%
Lafayette, IN69,982$39,37826%
Rapid City, SD70,126$46,39213%
Source: The Rapid City, SD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.