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Box Elder, SD
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Box Elder profile

Living in Box Elder

Box Elder is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 12,581 people and two associated neighborhoods, Box Elder is the 11th largest community in South Dakota. Box Elder has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Box Elder, where the median household income is $69,153.00.

10.17% 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 Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 18.09% and 12.84% of the civilian workforce.

In addition, Box Elder is a college town. There are a lot of students in Box Elder attending college, and as a result Box Elder provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The citizens of Box Elder are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.72% of adults in Box Elder have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Box Elder in 2018 was $27,308, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,232 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Box Elder include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

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

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