Rapid City employment information

IndexRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Income per capita$27,058$27,516$29,829
Median household income$47,300$52,078$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,055$66,299$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,031$30,800$35,192
Median earnings male$30,817$35,140$36,919
Median earnings female$22,588$24,451$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%2.8%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%14.0%15.1%
The Rapid City, SD employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Rapid City is $27,058, which is 2% lower than than the South Dakota average and 9% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $47,300, which is 9% lower than than the South Dakota average and 15% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 3%, which is 27% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Rapid City is 16% which is 8% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$31,530$47,300$94,600
City
$34,715$52,078$104,156
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Rapid City is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rapid City is 15% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rapid City is 8% higher than the national average.

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Rapid City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.1%2.1%
Manufacturing sector8.2%1.9%
Financial & insurance services4.5%6.6%
Wholesale & retail services17.0%13.3%
Public administration5.3%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%2.2%
Education, health & social services11.8%38.1%
Other32.9%29.1%

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Rapid City, SD72,441$47,30015%

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Waldorf, MD72,413$87,53358%
Iowa City, IA72,385$42,72023%
Goodyear, AZ72,629$74,41735%
Jonesboro, AR72,638$42,73223%
Rapid City, SD72,441$47,30015%
Source: The Rapid City, SD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).