Hill City, South Dakota

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Hill City, South Dakota

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High Points

Hill City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hill City Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 6% Hill City Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Hill City, South Dakota

Comparing Hill City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 6 10
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 2
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 2
People Living Alone 5 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Hill City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SW of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 299 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Pennington
Metro Area Rapid City
Standard Zip Codes 57745
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.932
Longitude -103.574

Hill City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 36 F
Apr Temp 26 to 53 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 27 to 58 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
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Hill City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 780 100%
Male 378 48.5%
Female 402 51.5%
Under 18 243 31.2%
18+ 537 68.8%
65+ 83 10.6%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.11
White 700 89.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 3.5%
Other 34 4.4%
Mixed Race 17 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 7.1%

Estimated Hill City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 846
Growth 66
Growth % 8.5%

Hill City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
Norwegian 8.6%
US/American 7.4%
Irish 7%
English 6.4%
Danish 3%
Dutch 2.1%
Italian 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Welsh 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Polish 1%
African 0.9%
European 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Finnish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hill City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Deerfield (57745)
Mystic (57745)
Rochford (57745)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hill City 780 $37,500
Custer 1,860 $41,313
Hermosa 315 $37,031
Keystone 311 $36,250
Pringle 125 $28,571
Rapid City 59,607 $44,818

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Hill City Public Library
Hill City, South Dakota
(605) 574-4529

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Hill City High Schools (2004)

Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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