West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD

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2022 Population
189,433
1.5% 1-year growth
US Representative
N/ADusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
2.01% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
5.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,552
9.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$248,600
17.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
90,901
2.63% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD had a population of 189k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $67,552. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD grew from 186,638 to 189,433, a 1.5% increase and its median household income grew from $61,696 to $67,552, a 9.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.48%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.68%), White (Hispanic) (2.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.73%).

3.75% of the households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (545 degrees awarded in 2022), Black Hills State University (539 degrees), and Western Dakota Technical College (377 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was $248,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was 2 cars per household.

West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD borders .

Population & Diversity

West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is home to a population of 189k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.07% of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD residents were born outside of the country (3.93k people).

In 2022, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.86k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are Spanish (2,583 households), Other Native Languages of North America (1,020 households), and German (883 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
93,081
Women
49.2%
96,194
Men
50.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 189,275 inhabitants, with 50.8% men, and 49.2% women.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    156k ± 477
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.4k ± 796
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.86k ± 565
4.97%
Hispanic Population
9.42k people

In 2022, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.86k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.97% of the people in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are hispanic (9.42k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    978 ± 766 people
  2. Mexico
    308 ± 431 people
  3. Egypt
    238 ± 379 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was Philippines, the natal country of 978 West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD residents, followed by Mexico with 308 and Egypt with 238.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.93k people
2.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.4k people

As of 2022, 2.07% of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD residents (3.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was 2.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,583 households (1.44%)
  2. Other Native Languages of North America
    1,020 households (0.57%)
  3. German
    883 households (0.493%)

3.75% of the households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was Spanish. 1.44% of the households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,508 ± 394
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,190 ± 575
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,650 ± 324

West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD employs 90.9k people. The largest industries in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (7,512 people), Construction (7,162 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,002 people), and the highest paying industries are Hardware stores ($232,721), Offices of physicians ($214,440), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($133,923).

Males in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,273. The income inequality in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
43,097
Women
48.1%
46,512
Men
51.9%

The workforce of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD in 2020 was 89,609 people, with 48.1% woman, and 51.9% men.

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Occupations

90.9k
2022 Value
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 88.6k employees to 90.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, are Registered nurses (2,974 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,602 people), and Cashiers (2,301 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

90.9k
2022 Value
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 88.6k employees to 90.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (7,512 people), Construction (7,162 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,002 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, though some of these residents may live in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,732
Median earning men ± $1,626
$33,546
Median earning women ± $894

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,726), Public Administration ($60,402), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,285).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,233), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,519), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,389).

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Civics

are the senators currently representing the state of the United States. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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are the senators currently representing the United States.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD

N/ADusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

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Education

In 2022, universities in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD awarded 1,919 degrees. The student population of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 4,283 male students and 4,251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are White (1,458 and 77.8%), followed by Black or African American (114 and 6.08%), Hispanic or Latino (91 and 4.86%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (63 and 3.36%).

The largest universities in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD by number of degrees awarded are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (545 and 28.4%), Black Hills State University (539 and 28.1%), and Western Dakota Technical College (377 and 19.6%).

The most popular majors in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD are General Business Administration & Management (228 and 11.9%), Mechanical Engineering (110 and 5.73%), and General Civil Engineering (76 and 3.96%).

The median tuition cost in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD for a public four year colleges is $7,718 for in-state students and $11,479 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,534 (50.2% men and 49.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,534 students enrolled in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, 50.2% men and 49.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,526 records, of which 50% were women and 50% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 129 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 129 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 545 degrees awarded
  2. 539 degrees awarded
  3. 377 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with 545 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 904 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, which is 0.891 times less than the 1,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,458 degrees mean that there were 12.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 114 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($10,695) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($4,861) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.637% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.291% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (45.2k), Some college (34.9k), and Bachelors Degree (29.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was $248,600 in 2022, which is 0.882 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,200 to $248,600, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is $67,552. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was Southeast South Dakota (Outside Sioux Falls City) PUMA, SD with a value of $83,920, followed by Sioux Falls City PUMA, SD and West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, with respective values of $71,510 and $67,552.

Property

$248,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,503
$54,759
Median Property Taxes
±$1,669

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was Southeast South Dakota (Outside Sioux Falls City) PUMA, SD with a value of $83,920, followed by Sioux Falls City PUMA, SD and West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD, with respective values of $71,510 and $67,552.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,552
Median Household Income
± $1,406
77.4k
Number of Households
± 1,993

In 2022, the median household income of the 77.4k households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD grew to $67,552 from the previous year's value of $61,696.

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Wage Distribution

0.461
2022 Wage GINI in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD

In 2022, the income inequality in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.61% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.69%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.6%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.69%) and those who worked at home (8.6%).

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD (20k out of 184k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89% of the population of West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 9.74% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 5.14% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
9.74%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
5.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West South Dakota--Rapid City PUMA, SD declined by 2.17% from 11.2% to 11%.

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