Box Elder, SD

Census Place

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2020 Population
9,937
2.62% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
27.5
8.27% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.64%
29.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,429
5.71% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$186,000
15.7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4,851
4.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Box Elder, SD had a population of 9.94k people with a median age of 27.5 and a median household income of $56,429. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Box Elder, SD grew from 9,683 to 9,937, a 2.62% increase and its median household income grew from $53,382 to $56,429, a 5.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Box Elder, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (75%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.62%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.71%), White (Hispanic) (4.79%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%).

None of the households in Box Elder, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Box Elder, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Box Elder, SD are National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (36 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Box Elder, SD was $186,000, and the homeownership rate was 48.7%.

Most people in Box Elder, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Box Elder, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Box Elder, SD is home to a population of 9.94k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.74% of Box Elder, SD residents were born outside of the country (272 people).

In 2020, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.45k people) in Box Elder, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 658 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 567 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Box Elder, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Box Elder, SD was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Box Elder, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.45k ± 480
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    658 ± 402
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    567 ± 243
7.27%
Hispanic Population
722 people

In 2020, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.45k people) in Box Elder, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 658 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 567 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.27% of the people in Box Elder, SD are hispanic (722 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Box Elder, SD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,374 ± 1,423 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,573 ± 1,244 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,306 ± 1,177 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,374 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,573 and Ethiopia with 2,306.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.74%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
272 people
2.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
274 people

As of 2020, 2.74% of Box Elder, SD residents (272 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Box Elder, SD was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    766 ± 204
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    183 ± 101
  3. Vietnam
    176 ± 115

Box Elder, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 4.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Box Elder, SD employs 4.85k people. The largest industries in Box Elder, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (759 people), Retail Trade (557 people), and Public Administration (545 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,847), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,833), and Educational Services ($49,079).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,104. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.85k
2020 Value
± 570
4.48%
1 Year growth
± 15.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Box Elder, SD grew at a rate of 4.48%, from 4.64k employees to 4.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Box Elder, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (761 people), Sales & Related Occupations (530 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (337 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Box Elder, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.85k
2020 Value
± 570
4.48%
1 Year growth
± 15.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Box Elder, SD grew at a rate of 4.48%, from 4.64k employees to 4.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Box Elder, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (759 people), Retail Trade (557 people), and Public Administration (545 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Box Elder, SD, though some of these residents may live in Box Elder, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,093
Median earning men ± $7,581
$24,808
Median earning women ± $4,275

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($55,599), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,381), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,972).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,882), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($30,557), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($30,402).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $6.57B
  2. $5.64B
  3. $4.81B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $6.57B, followed by Other ag prods. ($5.64B) and Live animals/fish ($4.81B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$54.6B
2020 Value in South Dakota
$98.2B
Projected 2050 Value in South Dakota
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $54.6B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $98.2B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.03B
  2. $3.12B
  3. $2.19B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.03B, followed by Iowa with $3.12B and North Dakota and $2.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Box Elder, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Box Elder, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Box Elder, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Box Elder, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Box Elder, SD awarded 36 degrees. The student population of Box Elder, SD in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 86 male students and 32 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Box Elder, SD are White (23 and 63.9%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 22.2%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 11.1%), and Two or More Races (1 and 2.78%).

The largest universities in Box Elder, SD by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (36 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Box Elder, SD are General Business Administration & Management (24 and 66.7%), Health Care Administration & Management (3 and 8.33%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (2 and 5.56%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 118 students enrolled in Box Elder, SD, 72.9% men and 27.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 56 records, of which 19.6% were women and 80.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Box Elder, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
36 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension with 36 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 24 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Box Elder, SD, which is 2 times more than the 12 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 2.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($75) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.501% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.414% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (202k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (127k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Box Elder, SD was $186,000 in 2020, which is 0.809 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,700 to $186,000, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Box Elder, SD is 48.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Box Elder, SD have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Box Elder, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$186,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$21,196
$1,720
Median Property Taxes
±$304

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Box Elder, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Box Elder, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

48.7%
Homeownership
2020
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 48.7% of the housing units in Box Elder, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 114
  2. Census Tract 202

The following map shows all of the places in Box Elder, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,429
Median Household Income
± $5,168
3.53k
Number of Households
± 443

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.53k households in Box Elder, SD grew to $56,429 from the previous year's value of $53,382.

The following chart displays the households in Box Elder, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Box Elder, SD is from South Dakota.
0.43
2020 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.432
2019 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.307% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.57%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Box Elder, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13%) and those who worked at home (2.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Box Elder, SD have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Box Elder, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Box Elder, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Box Elder, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Box Elder, SD (838 out of 9.69k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Box Elder, SD is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.5% of the population of Box Elder, SD has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 8.88% on Medicaid, 5.12% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 20.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Dakota was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Pennington County, SD see 1035 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (1113 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1173 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 358 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,035 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennington County, SD

Primary care physicians in Pennington County, SD see an average of 1,035 patients per year. This represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (1,113 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennington County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Dakota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 34.3% between 18 and 34 years, 30.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
8.88%
Medicaid
5.12%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
20.9%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Box Elder, SD declined by 5.69% from 11.1% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Box Elder, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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