Box Elder is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 10,119 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Box Elder is the 13th largest community in South Dakota.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Box Elder, employing 6.71% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Healthcare industries employ 16.58% and 13.33% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Box Elder has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Box Elder spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.37 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Box Elder doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Box Elder who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.94% of adults in Box Elder have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Box Elder in 2018 was $21,635, which is low income relative to South Dakota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,540 for a family of four. However, Box Elder contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Box Elder is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Box Elder home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Box Elder residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Box Elder include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Box Elder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.