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The county is in the Rapid City metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 92,631. This was an increase of 4.59% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Pennington County was $27,759. This was an increase of 23.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 90% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
30% of Pennington County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pennington County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Pennington County include Creighton Cemetery, Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Keystone Cemetery, Larsen Cemetery, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mountain View Cemetery, New Underwood Cemetery, Owanka Cemetery, Pine Lawn Memorial Park ... View cemeteries
Communities in Pennington County include Ash, Box Elder, Castle Butte, Cedar Butte, Conata, Crooked Creek, Fairview, Flat Butte, Hill City, Hisega ... View communities
Colleges in Pennington County include South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Western Dakota Technical Institute ... View colleges
School districts in Pennington County include Douglas Schools District 51-1, Hill City Schools District 51-2, New Underwood Schools District 51-3, Rapid City Area Schools District 51-4, Wall Schools District 51-5 ... View school districts
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Libraries in Pennington County include Hill City Public Library, Keystone Town Library, Rapid City Public Library, Wall Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pennington County include Rapid City Journal ... View newspapers
Pennington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pennington County political report.
Airports in Pennington County include Rapid City Regional
Hotels in Pennington County include Americinn Rapid City, Best Western, Best Western Four Presidents Lodge, Best Western Golden Spike Inn, Best Western Plains Motel, Best Western Town N Country, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Hill City, Comfort Inn Rapid City, Country Inn & Suites Rapid City ... More hotels
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