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Posted: February 25, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 20TP004 – Rapid City Year End 2020 Population Estimate

Agenda Item Title:

20TP004 – Rapid City Year End 2020 Population Estimate

Origination Group:
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Stage 2 Group Name:
Planning Commission
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Staff Contact:
Kelly Brennan
Agenda Item Summary:
Every year the Long Range Planning Division prepares a population estimate for Rapid City using a methodology approved by the United States Census Bureau. These estimates are based on approved building permits, housing demolitions, the 2010 Census occupancy rate and the 2010 Census persons per household rate for Rapid City and Pennington County. The 2020 year end Rapid City population estimate is 78,369, up 1.53% from the 2019 population estimate of 77,185. A graph is attached showing trends in population growth from 2011 until 2020. Please note that the 2020 Census data for Rapid City is expected to be released on May 27, 2021, and will become the basis for next year’s population estimate.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


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