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Rapid City, South Dakota

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Rapid City is a city located in Pennington County, South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 59,607. It is the county seat of Pennington CountyTemplate:GR.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City at 501 East Saint Joseph street.

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Geography

Location of Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City is located at 44°4'34" North, 103°13'42" West (44.076188, -103.228299)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 115.7 km² (44.7 mi²). 115.5 km² (44.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water.

Rapid City has been assigned the ZIP code range 57701-57703 and 57709 and the FIPS place code 52980.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 59,607 people, 23,969 households, and 15,220 families residing in the city. The population density is 516.1/km² (1,336.7/mi²). There are 25,096 housing units at an average density of 217.3/km² (562.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.33% White, 0.97% African American, 10.14% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. 2.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 23,969 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% are non-families. 29.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,978, and the median income for a family is $44,818. Males have a median income of $30,985 versus $21,913 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,445. 12.7% of the population and 9.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Industry

The major industry of Rapid City is tourism because of it's close location to Mount Rushmore and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Other industries include a cement factory, Computer peripheral manufacturing and Black Hills Gold jewelry creations. Another major form of employment to be considered is Ellsworth Air Force Base, home to the 28th Bomber wing which flies B-1B long range nuclear bombers. The base is located approximately 15 miles east of town.

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