Box Elder is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 9,289 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Box Elder is the 13th largest community in South Dakota.
6.46% 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 Retail industries respectively employ 18.63% and 17.81% of the civilian workforce.
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 15.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Box Elder citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.30% of adults 25 and older in Box Elder have a college degree.
The per capita income in Box Elder in 2010 was $20,837, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,348 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Box Elder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.