Rapid City

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Somewhat Livable

Rapid City

  • Rapid City is ranked #116 in South Dakota
  • Rapid City is ranked #12,870 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Income per Capita
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68Rapid City
64South Dakota
66USA

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Mixed Feelings

Attractions8/10
Community7/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining7/10
Shopping8/10
While there is much to love about this city as the previous reviewer indicated, being able to afford attractions and the natural beauty is not possible for many of the residents who live here--probably 50% or more. Wages are below average for many professions, yet housing costs are too high for the average worker, which explains the higher percentage of people renting rather than owning. The near north side has …
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observerPosted on May 28, 2015
Rapid City, SD - The Excitment Never Dies

Attractions10/10
Community9/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining8/10
Shopping8/10
I have lived in Rapid City, SD for over 10 years now and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I always thought I would have to choose between the appeal of big cities or the appeal of country living. I never thought I would find a place that has both but Rapid City does have the best of both worlds. One of the most appealing things about Rapid …
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Jul 19, 2011
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Source: The Rapid City, SD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau.