• Sturgis/Meade County is included in the Rapid City MSA.

    Month/Year Workforce Unemployment
    July 2015 74,820 3.2%
    2014 71,365 3.4%
    2011 67,400 4.8%
    2010 66,766 5.0%
    2000 61,102 2.5%
    1990 49,806 3.3%

    Source: South Dakota Dept. of Labor as of August 2015

    Meade County Quick Facts

    Per capita income: $ 25,276
    Median household income: $ 51,427
    Median house value: $ 160,500
    Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes
    High school graduates: 92.8%
    Bachelor’s degree & higher: 21.3%

    Source:  http://blackhillsknowledgenetwork.org   March 2014.  More community indicators located on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.

    Source: quickfacts.census.gov – 2008-2012 averaged American Community Survey data

    Wage Rates – Quarter Ended 3/31/2015 – Rapid City MSA

    General Production $29,973
    Retail Sales $27,290
    Transportation/Warehousing $31,949
    IT & Network $62,504
    Exec. Adm. Support $38,106
    Machinists $35,568
    Welders $33,509
    General Laborers $23,504
    Managers $96,283

    Source: South Dakota Dept. of Labor as of August 2015

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