Box Elder, MT


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Box Elder is a tiny town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 88 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Box Elder is the 126th largest community in Montana.

Box Elder is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Box Elder is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Box Elder who work in food service (40.00%), teaching (20.00%), and office and administrative support (16.00%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Box Elder has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Box Elder has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Box Elder than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Box Elder may be for you.

One of the benefits of Box Elder is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.50 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small town, Box Elder doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Box Elder is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.32% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Box Elder in 2010 was $11,810, which is low income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,240 for a family of four. Box Elder also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Box Elder is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Box Elder home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Box Elder, accounting for 42.17% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Box Elder residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Box Elder include Dutch, European, French , and Greek.

The most common language spoken in Box Elder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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