Box Elder, SD Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,841. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,992 (+5.3% change)
Males: 1,413 (49.7%), Females: 1,428 (50.3%)

Pennington County

Zip code: 57719

Median resident age: 26.3 years
Median household income: $32,344 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,800 (year 2000)

Races in Box Elder:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.9%)
  • American Indian (8.8%)
  • Two or more races (5.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (29.4%), Irish (12.7%), English (7.8%), United States (6.4%), French (4.0%), Norwegian (3.8%).

Elevation: 3030 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Box Elder

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Box Elder city

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

2.7% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+5.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Box Elder:

  • BLACK HILLS SURGERY CENTER LLP (about 10 miles; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • IHS PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; RAPID CITY, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Box Elder:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 2 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; ID: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 7 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; ID: RAP)
  • ALLIANCE MUNI (about 144 miles; ALLIANCE, NE; ID: AIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Box Elder:

  • STURGIS MUNI (about 29 miles; STURGIS, SD; ID: 49B)
  • CUSTER STATE PARK (about 34 miles; FAIRBURN, SD; ID: 3V0)
  • CUSTER COUNTY (about 47 miles; CUSTER, SD; ID: CUT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Box Elder:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; FT enrollment: 3,190)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 90 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 238 miles; CASPER, WY; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 244 miles; BISMARCK, ND; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 247 miles; BISMARCK, ND; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 250 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)

Schools

Public high school in Box Elder:

  • DOUGLAS HI SCH (Students: 694; Location: 420 PATRIOT DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Box Elder:

  • DOUGLAS MIDDLE SCH (Students: 583; Location: 401 TOWER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BADGER CLARK/CARROUSEL (Students: 426; Location: 401 DON WILLIAMS DR; Grades: KG – 01)
  • VANDENBERG ELEM (Students: 421; Location: 600 N ELLSWORTH RD; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • FRANCIS CASE ELEM (Students: 389; Location: 441 DON WILLIAMS DR; Grades: 02 – 03)
  • DOUGLAS PRESCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 421 DON WILLIAMS DR; Grades: PK – PK)