Location Profile

Rapid City, South Dakota

Facility Type
Healthcare System
Facility Location
Rapid City, South Dakota
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Affiliated with one of the premier healthcare systems in the state, the facility offers comprehensive care to the community with over 30 specialty areas of medicine.

Community Overview

Rapid City is known as “The Gateway to the Black Hills,” and is a popular tourist destination in South Dakota, thanks to its renowned historical landmarks. Whether you’re visiting the area to see the famed Mount Rushmore or actually moving to Rapid City, you’ll soon be under this exciting city’s spell. Rapid City has a great selection of cultural activities, parks, shops and night spots to explore making it one of the most exciting spots in the state.

The neighborhoods of Rapid City are friendly and diverse, with excitement lurking around every corner. Downtown Rapid City features historic architecture plus plenty of restaurants, shops, and great nighttime spots. Venture outside downtown to the other areas of the city, and you’ll see that the charm continues. Rapid City offers a reliable transit system several options including a city view trolley, a fixed route bus, and the local paratransit bus.

Learn more about Rapid City at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


The public school system in Rapid City includes 16 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 3 high schools within its district. Each school features the same rigorous and thorough approach to education to produce excellent students. Rapid City Area Schools have received several distinctions in music, math, and other academics. East Middle School was named a 2018 Model School International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) while Stevens High School was nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools. If you want your student to foster a love of learning in a private school in Rapid City, there are several private options as well.

Click here to read more about public schools in Rapid City.
Click here to read about private schools in Rapid City.

Once you find the school you are interested in, you will need to contact them directly with any questions you might have.


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Local and Nearby Attractions

Founded when the Black Hills gold rush frenzy occured, Rapid City still remains a glittering fun city. You’ll find all kinds of treasures not in the hills, but in the stores that line the city. From local boutiques to several sprawling shopping plazas, there’s a bit of everything and anything to see. South Dakota features local artisans including Native American craftsman so the city features a rich collection of artisan shops with jewelry, artwork, handmade items and more. Shopping is just one feature of Rapid City, however, as the city itself is steeped in history. Just 30 minutes outside the city is Mount Rushmore, a towering monument to some of our nation’s greatest leaders. You can continue your historical tour by taking a drive in the scenic Black Hills to see Badlands National Park or Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial Park, or any of the other outdoor adventure spots in the area. Also worth noting are the South Dakota Air & Space Museum, Dinosaur Park, and Wildlife Loop, which winds 18 miles for a close-up look at the Custer State Park’s wildlife; expect to see buffalo, mountain goats, burros and more.

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Crime Rate

Rapid City is a popular tourist destination for families, and the city is committed to making sure every resident or visitor feels safe. Crime is on the decline, and the police department has proactive safety programs. Known for being one of the most progressive police departments in the country, Rapid City PD is the only internationally accredited police department in South Dakota.

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