Box Elder is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 12,310 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Box Elder is the 11th largest community in South Dakota.
Box Elder real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Box Elder house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
9.88% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Box Elder. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Healthcare industries respectively employ 20.77% and 20.34% of the civilian workforce.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Box Elder has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Box Elder is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Box Elder enrolled in college, Box Elder has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
As is often the case in a small city, Box Elder doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Box Elder is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.73% of adults in Box Elder have a college degree.
The per capita income in Box Elder in 2018 was $23,409, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,636 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, European, French Canadian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Box Elder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.