Hill City, SD Population

Population: 780. Estimated population in July 2020: 846 (+8.5% change)
Males: 378 (48.5%), Females: 402 (51.5%)

Pennington County

Zip code: 57745

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $32,500
Median house value: $88,900

Races in Hill City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.6%)
  • Hispanic (7.1%)
  • American Indian (5.4%)
  • Other race (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (35.9%), English (12.9%), Irish (12.3%), Norwegian (11.3%), United States (6.7%), Swedish (4.4%).

Elevation: 4979 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hill City

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hill City city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

3.7% Foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +77 (+11.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Hill City:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hill City:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 36 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 37 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 139 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hill City:

  • CUSTER COUNTY (about 16 miles; CUSTER, SD; Abbreviation: CUT)
  • CUSTER STATE PARK (about 22 miles; FAIRBURN, SD; Abbreviation: 3V0)
  • STURGIS MUNI (about 37 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hill City:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 27 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 87 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 202 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 217 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 256 miles; GREELEY, CO; Full-time enrollment: 10,983)
  • AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 258 miles; GREELEY, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,722)

Schools

Public high school in Hill City:

  • HILL CITY HI SCH (Students: 215; Location: 421 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hill City:

  • HILL CITY ELEM (Students: 200; Location: 421 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HILL CITY MIDDLE SCH (Students: 124; Location: 421 MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Hill City:

  • HILL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,699; Location: 324 MAIN ST; 7,338 books; 146 audio materials; 131 video materials; 29 serial subscriptions)

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