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Rapid City is a city in Pennington County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Rapid Creek.
The latitude of Rapid City is 44.080N. The longitude is -103.23W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,241 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,876.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rapid City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pennington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rapid City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57701 ZIP code.
29% of Rapid City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rapid City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rapid City was $19,445, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Rapid City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Rapid City include Rapid City Historic Commercial District, Rapid City West Boulevard Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Rapid City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $871.
Libraries in Rapid City include Rapid City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rapid City include Rapid City Journal
TV stations in Rapid City include KBHE, KCLO, KEVN, KNBN, KOTA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBHE-FM.
Pennington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rapid City political report.
The average commute time for Rapid City workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rapid City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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