Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexRapid ValleySouth DakotaNational
Income per capita$29,023$27,516$29,829
Median household income$64,564$52,078$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,750$66,299$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,800$35,192
Median earnings male$39,950$35,140$36,919
Median earnings female$30,898$24,451$26,250
Unemployment rate0.9%2.8%4.7%
Poverty level10.7%14.0%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rapid Valley is 3% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rapid Valley is 17% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rapid Valley is 81% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rapid Valley is 30% lower than the national average

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      $43,038 $64,564 $129,128
      $34,715 $52,078 $104,156
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Rapid Valley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%10.8%
      Manufacturing sector13.0%13.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.0%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%14.5%
      Public administration7.5%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%10.8%
      Education, health & social services6.0%6.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Summerset, SD2,607$90,45563.5%
      Colonial Pine Hills, SD2,720$85,21354.0%
      New Underwood, SD758$68,65424.1%
      Blackhawk, SD3,029$68,00322.9%
      Green Valley, SD1,252$64,04815.8%
      Rapid Valley, SD8,553$64,56416.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Hornsby Bend, TX8,553$66,03319.4%
      Closter, NJ8,551$143,947160.2%
      East Grand Forks, MN8,555$58,4385.6%
      Frostburg, MD8,550$40,78126.3%
      Boischatel, QC8,556n/a 
      Rapid Valley, SD8,553$64,56416.7%
      Source: The Rapid Valley, SD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).