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Rapid City, SD

Rapid City, SD

Rapid City, SD

Moving to Rapid City — Basic Facts

  • City Population: 68-70,000
  • Metro Area Population: 120,000+
  • Climate: Steppe – Low humidity, mild temperatures; Expect a significant drop in temperature in the evenings.
  • Average commute: 14 minutes
  • Rapid City Regional Airport: Provides direct flights to Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix/Mesa, and Salt Lake City

Moving to Rapid City — The Black Hills
Rapid City is located in the southwest corner of the state in the middle of the Black Hills and is South Dakota’s second largest city. Rated fourth in the nation for lowest overall crime rate, and with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Rapid City is a safe place to make your new home. Other appealing factors include low energy costs and a steadily growing economy.

Job opportunities are readily available in the government sector, agriculture, service, and tourism. Government services comprise the largest part of the economy, which includes Ellsworth Air Force Base with a population of approximately 8,000 just six miles northeast of Rapid City. Agriculture is the top industry in the state, and a large percentage of the area commerce consists of farming wheat and raising livestock. 

Known as the “Gateway to the Black Hills,” Rapid City is truly a welcoming place and entryway to numerous famous parks and sites.  The most well known site is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Other nearby tourist attractions includes the Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Dinosaur Park, and the nearby Custer State Park. The abundance of parks offers a multitude of camping sites and continues to draw tourism to the area, hosting more than 3 million visitors annually. Based on a continuously growing number of tourists traveling to the area, the service industry in Rapid City is the largest in the state. If you’re looking to relocate or open a business, Rapid City and its renewed Downtown provides an ideal place to successfully reach a wide range of customers.

Moving to Rapid City—Links & Resources
Change of Address
Driver’s License
City of Rapid City
Downtown Rapid City
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rapid City Area Schools

The service center for Rapid City, SD is located in Sioux Falls, SD.

Information about Rapid City, SD

Est. Population: 67107
County: Pennington
Latitude: 44.0833
Longitude: -103.2333
Zip Codes: 57701