Rapid City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rapid City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Rapid City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,401 as of July 1, 2016. Rapid City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rapid City is located at latitude 44.8384 and longitude -85.2898 in Kalkaska County. The formal boundaries for the Rapid City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Kalkaska County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Rapid City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583763) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rapid City Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clearwater, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kalkaska County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rapid City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rapid City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,401
Population in Households 1,401
Population in Familes 1,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 259
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 587
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 398
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 357 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $136,467


Median Household Income $40,169
Average Household Income $51,884
Per Capita Income $21,731
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.66%
Households 0.5% 0.61%
Families 1.17% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rapid City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rapid City to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 367 47th
Population Density1 # 605 13th
Diversity Index2 # 493 30th
Median Household Income # 443 36th
Per Capita Income # 403 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.