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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Rapid City

The neighbors are friendly and helpful, always watching out for each other. We have a local strip mall with a gas station and convenience store only a couple of blocks away. There is a fire station within a half mile and the local hospital is only about a mile away.

Pretty standard neighborhood. Grocery stores and gas stations close by. Decent food options close to the neighborhood. Mostly places are a little too far to walk. Having car is helpful.

It's all old farts and quiet. Nice neighborhood and friendly neighbors. I love going dancing. I like frys grocery.

Quiet neighborhood, the neighbors are mostly good folks, not alot of traffic, do not have too much business traffic, peaceful here

We go to see friends who live here. Being close to hospital. 5 minutes drive to grocery store and restaurants.

Most of the neighbors are very friendly and willing to stop for a quick conversation. There are always people out walking their dogs.

Who Lives Here

Rapid City Demographics

Education

High School

34%

Associate's

35%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

53%

3 people

19%

4 people

18%

5 people

7%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

47%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

32%

45-65

24%

65+

18%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Rapid City?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jun '24$1052$1205$1160$1650
May '24$1040$1224$1378$1600
Apr '24$995$1216$1310$1507
Mar '24$999$1208$1177$1275
Feb '24$1015$1200$1200$1275
Jan '24$1015$1268$1285$1425
Dec '23$1010$1224$1275$1739
Nov '23$1042$1224$1329$1515
Oct '23$1042$1200$1335$1575
Sep '23$1025$1200$1380$1585
Aug '23$1036$1200$1429$1275
Jul '23$1027$1230$1469$1808
Jun '23$1027$1248$1378$1620

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Rapid City

Rapid City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

46%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

4%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2929

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 16 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 10 of 16 renters

Percentage: 3333

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Coffee, Nightlife

Things To Do In Rapid City

Top Score

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Rapid City's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 43% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Rapid City looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 47% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rapid City is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Rapid City has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 15% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 6% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rapid City is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 60% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 10% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 46% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is no sight for sore eyes. Plenty of docs in Rapid City.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 6% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. 37% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Rapid City Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 15 of 16 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 14 of 16 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 12 of 16 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 11 of 16 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 10 of 16 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 9 of 16 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 8 of 16 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 16 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 9 of 16 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 9 of 16 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 9 of 16 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 11 of 16 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 13 of 16 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 13 of 16 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 13 of 16 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Rapid City Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Rapid City

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Rapid City, SD

The small city of Rapid City, South Dakota is home to just under 72,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just over 39, ranks around the middle compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Most residents own their homes in Rapid City, and 39% of residents rent. The average rent for Rapid City is $63 a month more than the state average.

There are three primary industries in Rapid City: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 22% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $63K, Rapid City workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. However, Rapid City compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Rapid City has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%). In addition, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 6% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Rapid City residents have an average commute of about 17 minutes, shorter than around 70% of cities in South Dakota. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 44% of workers, while public transit is not used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

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