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Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 948 at the 2010 census. Hill City is located 26 miles (42 km) southwest of Rapid City on State Highway 16 and on U.S. Route 385 that connects Deadwood to Hot Springs. Hill City is known as the "Heart of the Hills" which is derived from its close proximity to both the geographical center of the Black Hills, and the local tourist destinations. The city has its roots in the Black Hills mining rush of the late 19th century. Tin mining was dominant in the 1880s and led to an influx of capital and people into the area. As the mining industry subsequently waned, tourism and timber became increasingly important to the area. With the establishment of Mount Rushmore in the 1940s, Custer State Park, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Black Hills became known as a tourist destination which Hill City benefited from. In recent years the city has diversified to become a center for the arts in the area featuring several art studios and festivals.


If you are looking for travel information of Hill City in United States, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Hill City is Deadwood. Deadwood is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, Saloon No. 10. Also, to reach Hill City, you'll have to take a flight to Deadwood; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Hill City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hill City

    Know the pollution level of Hill City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Hill City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hill City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hill City.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 34.38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.88 (High)
    • Attacks 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Hill City - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.95 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 11 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 25 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.65 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hill City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hill City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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