Box Elder, South Dakota Population 2024

13,075

Box Elder is a city located in Pennington County South Dakota. Box Elder has a 2024 population of 13,075. Box Elder is currently growing at a rate of 1.93% annually and its population has increased by 9.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,937 in 2020.

The average household income in Box Elder is $84,470 with a poverty rate of 6.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Box Elder is 28.6 years, 30.9 years for males, and 28 years for females.

Box Elder Demographics

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

  • White: 78.2%
  • Native American: 9.55%
  • Two or more races: 7.56%
  • Black or African American: 2.63%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
Land Area (mi²)
14.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
887.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.53% (1,138)
The current population of Box Elder, South Dakota is 13,075 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,937.

Box Elder, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,31078.2%
Native American1,1379.55%
Two or more races9007.56%
Black or African American3132.63%
Asian1691.42%
Other race460.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander300.25%
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Box Elder Population by Race

Box Elder Population Pyramid 2024

Box Elder Median Age

28.6

Total

30.9

Male

28

Female

Box Elder Adults

There are 8,945 adults, (801 of whom are seniors) in Box Elder.

Box Elder Age Dependency

46.2

Age Dependency Ratio

9.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Box Elder Sex Ratio

Female5,53146.46%
Male6,37453.54%

Box Elder Population by Age

Box Elder Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1202.825149
Married2,2313.3762.137.9
Non Family1,2171.539.960.1
Female3562.9938.861.2
Male3163.7828.571.5
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3.24

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Box Elder Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Box Elder Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Box Elder Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.5%.

Box Elder Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,301

Average Earnings

$57,674

Average Male

$32,989

Average Female

Box Elder Earnings by Educational Attainment

Box Elder Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Box Elder Language

97.09% of Box Elder residents speak only English, while 2.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.3% of the population.

Box Elder Language

Box Elder Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,7966146.98%
Multiple883444.98%
Native1,137342.99%
Hispanic670202.99%
Other46510.87%
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6.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.31%

Male Poverty Rate

6.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Box Elder

The race most likely to be in poverty in Box Elder is Other, with 10.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Box Elder is Hispanic, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.28%.

Box Elder Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College6.17%
High School4.54%
Less Than 9th Grade2.76%
Bachelors or Greater1.42%
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Box Elder Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.4%
Female Employed7.12%
Male Employed4.54%
Male Unemployed
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Box Elder Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Box Elder Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Box Elder Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Box Elder Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Box Elder Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Box Elder Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Box Elder Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,482

Number of Veterans

1,368

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

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Box Elder Veterans by War

count

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Box Elder Veterans by Age

count

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Box Elder Veterans by Race

Box Elder Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Box Elder Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Box Elder Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Box Elder Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Box Elder Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

38.61%

Born in Box Elder

97.49%

Native Born

2.51%

Foreign Born

1.2%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.49% of Box Elder residents were born in the United States, with 38.61% having been born in South Dakota. 1.2% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,3102471.76%
202814,0632471.79%
202713,8162471.82%
202613,5692471.85%
202513,3222471.89%
202413,0752471.93%
202312,8282471.96%
202212,5812472%
202112,3343973.33%
202011,9371,76217.32%
201910,1752412.43%
20189,9343023.14%
20179,6321922.03%
20169,440860.92%
20159,354710.76%
20149,2831601.75%
20139,1233113.53%
20128,8122773.25%
20118,5356257.9%
20107,9105,069178.42%
20002,8411616.01%
19902,680-506-15.88%
19803,186
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Box Elder Population by Year