Box Elder, South Dakota Population 2020

10,154

Box Elder is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 10,154, it is the 13th largest city in South Dakota and the 3076th largest city in the United States. Box Elder is currently growing at a rate of 1.77% annually and its population has increased by 30.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,800 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Box Elder has a population density of 689 people per square mile.

The average household income in Box Elder is $56,978 with a poverty rate of 11.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $983 per month, and the median house value is $157,000. The median age in Box Elder is 24.9 years, 24.5 years for males, and 25.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 113.1 males.

Box Elder Demographics

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

  • White: 81.95%
  • Two or more races: 6.35%
  • Black or African American: 4.65%
  • Native American: 4.20%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
The current population of Box Elder, South Dakota is 10,154, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,800.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,800.

Box Elder, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,70981.95%
Two or More Races5976.35%
Black or African American4374.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native3954.20%
Some Other Race1121.19%
Asian1121.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.48%

Box Elder Population Pyramid 2020

Box Elder Median Age

24.9


Total

24.5


Male

25.3


Female

Box Elder Adults

There are 6,821 adults, (471 of whom are seniors) in Box Elder.

Box Elder Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

7.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Box Elder Sex Ratio

Female

4,415

46.93%

Male

4,992

53.07%

Box Elder Households and Families

Box Elder Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Box Elder Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.7%42.3%
All43.5%56.5%
Male34.8%65.2%
Female24.7%75.3%
Non Family24%76%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2202.7543.5
Married1,7693.4357.7
Non Family8381.3224
Female3202.8124.7
Male2932.7534.8

3.2

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Box Elder Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade110.24%
9th to 12th Grade1984.25%
High School Graduate1,44731.07%
Some College1,17425.21%
Associates Degree72115.48%
Bachelors Degree92819.93%
Graduate Degree1783.82%

Box Elder Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,6343,501796
Hispanic339294132
Native American280249120
Black18317423
Multiple Races182182
Asian10810871
Other Race36365
Islander2424

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 65.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,919$41,250$21,089
Less Than High School$21,375$23,397$
High School Grad$25,875$30,844$19,500
Some College$36,535$41,780$16,705
Bachelors Degree$30,991$42,128$25,804
Graduate Degree$51,403$51,582$

$30,919

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$21,089

Average Female

Box Elder Language

Box Elder Language by Age

Box Elder Language

93.96% of Box Elder residents speak only English, while 6.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.02% of the population.

Box Elder Poverty

Box Elder Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8336118.94%
Native39518546.84%
Hispanic74118124.43%
Multiple57112421.72%
Black3506117.43%

11.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.17%

Male Poverty Rate

14.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Box Elder

The race most likely to be in poverty in Box Elder is Native, with 46.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Box Elder is White, with 8.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.12%
High School12.72%
Bachelors or Greater6.84%
Some College3.88%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.29%
Female Employed9.31%
Male Employed6.93%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Box Elder Income

Box Elder Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,793$56,978
Families$54,786$61,854
Married Families$59,939-
Non Families$36,900$39,346

Box Elder Marital Status

Box Elder Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Box Elder Married by Age and Sex

Box Elder Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Box Elder Marital Status by Race

Box Elder Veterans

1,160

Number of Veterans

983

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War699
First Gulf War529
Vietnam273
World War II
Korea
Name Veterans % of Total
White98820.84%
Hispanic9419.46%
Black9445.63%
Indian4917.31%
Asian1312.04%
2 or More113.35%
Other57.94%

$Box Elder Veterans by Education

7.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Box Elder Employment Status

77.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Box Elder Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.59%

Born in South Dakota

97.11%

Native Born

2.89%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.11% of Box Elder residents were born in the United States, with 40.59% having been born in South Dakota. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,1541771.77%
20199,9771771.81%
20189,8003033.19%
20179,4971771.90%
20169,320670.72%
20159,253620.67%
20149,1911501.66%
20139,0412993.42%
20128,7422693.17%
20118,4736167.84%
20107,8575,01610.71%
20002,8411610.59%
19902,680-506-1.71%
19803,1860.00%