The City of Box Elder had a population of 9,393 as of July 1, 2016. Box Elder ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Box Elder is located at latitude 44.1115 and longitude -103.0749 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Box Elder (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,035 feet.
The City of Box Elder (GNIS ID: 1267290) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Box Elder population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Box Elder: Boxelder.
|Population in Households||8,834|
|Population in Familes||7,737|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||559|
|Average Household Size||3.02|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,318 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,541 (46.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,386 (41.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||391 (11.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$166,172|
|Average Home Value||$178,184|
|Median Household Income||$44,218|
|Average Household Income||$56,309|
|Per Capita Income||$19,104|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.25%|
|Per Capita Income||1.65%|
The table below compares Box Elder to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 13||97th|
|Population Density1||# 156||60th|
|Diversity Index2||# 25||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 250||36th|
|Per Capita Income||# 350||11th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.