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Rapid City, Michigan - Basic Facts

Rapid City is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Rapid City Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kalkaska County at latitude 44.8344 and longitude -85.2826. Kalkaska County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Rapid City Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

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Rapid City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,384
Population in Households 1,384
Population in Familes 1,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 256
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 488 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $92,625
Average Home Value $111,554


Median Household Income $38,024
Average Household Income $50,396
Per Capita Income $21,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.46%
Households 0.9% 0.63%
Families 2.03% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, 2014 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 # 369 47th
Population Density1 # 606 13th
Diversity Index2 # 510 27th
Median Household Income # 487 30th
Per Capita Income # 365 47th

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