Rapid City, South DakotaRapid 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 County6
Geography\nRapid City is located at 44°4'34" North, 103°13'42" West (44.076188, -103.228299)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 115.7 km²
). 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.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, 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
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 people living in poverty, 17.6% are under the age of 18 and 6.9% are 65 or older.