Box Elder, South Dakota Population 2022

10,767
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Box Elder is a city located in Pennington County South Dakota. Box Elder has a 2020 population of 10,767. Box Elder is currently growing at a rate of 2.05% annually and its population has increased by 36.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,907 in 2010.

The average household income in Box Elder is $58,871 with a poverty rate of 12.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $991 per month, and the median house value is $160,700. The median age in Box Elder is 25.4 years, 24.6 years for males, and 27.2 years for females.

Box Elder Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Box Elderwas:

  • White: 82.88%
  • Two or more races: 6.77%
  • Black or African American: 3.37%
  • Native American: 3.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.51%
  • Asian: 1.34%
  • Other race: 0.87%
The current population of Box Elder, South Dakota is 10,767 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,767.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,907.

Box Elder, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,02582.88%
Two or More Races6566.77%
Black or African American3263.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native3163.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1461.51%
Asian1301.34%
Some Other Race840.87%
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Box Elder Population by Race

Box Elder Population Pyramid $2022

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Box Elder Median Age

25.4


Total

24.6


Male

27.2


Female

Box Elder Adults

There are 7,136 adults, (540 of whom are seniors) in Box Elder.

Box Elder Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

8.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Box Elder Sex Ratio

Female

4,415

45.60%

Male

5,268

54.40%

Box Elder Population by Age

Box Elder Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Box Elder Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23%77%
Non Family25.3%74.7%
Male30.3%69.7%
All46.8%53.2%
Married66.4%33.6%

46.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Box Elder Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2432.8246.8
Married1,6853.5666.4
Non Family8761.525.3
Female3822.7923
Male3002.5530.3

3.25

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Box Elder Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade150.31%
9th to 12th Grade2384.85%
High School Graduate1,53231.20%
Some College1,18224.07%
Associates Degree67013.64%
Bachelors Degree1,03321.03%
Graduate Degree2414.91%
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Box Elder Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Box Elder Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9113,7241,001
Hispanic287252128
2+ Races25225224
Native American24020987
Black16015036
Islander9393
Asian626230
Other Race434320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.39%.

Box Elder Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,762$41,833$23,735
Less Than 9th Grade$22,888$23,664$
High School Graduate$27,551$32,458$21,189
Some College$36,040$47,788$21,250
Bachelors Degree$32,060$40,440$29,154
Graduate Degree$54,036$54,401$

$31,762

Average Earnings

$41,833

Average Male

$23,735

Average Female

Box Elder Earnings by Educational Attainment

Box Elder Language by Age

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Box Elder Language

95.02% of Box Elder residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.14% of the population.

Box Elder Language

Box Elder Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,24288612.23%
Hispanic65914722.31%
Multiple62910116.06%
Black2144721.96%
Native3163611.39%
Other6NaN%

12.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.55%

Male Poverty Rate

16.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Box Elder

The race most likely to be in poverty in Box Elder is Hispanic, with 22.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Box Elder is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.04%.

Box Elder Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.74%
High School11.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.97%
Some College3.59%

Box Elder Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.61%
Male Unemployed24.69%
Female Employed12.71%
Male Employed7.45%

Box Elder Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Box Elder Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,382$58,871
Families$57,042$64,241
Married Families$66,120-
Non Families$38,824$40,964
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Income by Household Type

Box Elder Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Box Elder Married by Age and Sex

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Box Elder Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Box Elder Marital Status by Race

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Box Elder Marital Status

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1,242

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War750
First Gulf War442
Vietnam253
World War II
Korea

Box Elder Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54477
18 to 34431
65 to 74214
55 to 64116
75+4

Box Elder Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,04620.66%
Hispanic8820.23%
Native American8534.84%
Black6635.11%
2+ Races307.19%
Asian1513.51%

Box Elder Veterans by Race

Box Elder Veterans by Education

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7.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Box Elder Veterans by Education

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78.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Box Elder Employment by Age

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Box Elder Employment by Race

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Box Elder Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.59%

Born in Box Elder

97.17%

Native Born

2.83%

Foreign Born

1.05%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.17% of Box Elder residents were born in the United States, with 43.59% having been born in South Dakota. 1.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Box Elder Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202210,7672162.05%
202110,5512162.09%
202010,3352162.13%
201910,1192162.18%
20189,9032973.09%
20179,6061851.96%
20169,421840.90%
20159,337690.74%
20149,2681581.73%
20139,1103053.46%
20128,8052783.26%
20118,5276207.84%
20107,9075,06610.78%
20002,8411610.59%
19902,680-506-1.71%
19803,1860.00%

Box Elder Population by Year