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1.86% growth
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Median Household Income
1.87% decline
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3.24% growth
Median Property Value
1.69% growth


The economy of Box Elder, SD employs 4,046 people. The economy of Box Elder, SD is specialized in Public Admin.; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 3.85; 3.07; and 1.66 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Box Elder, SD are Retail trade (778), Public Admin. (729), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (585), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($39,716), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($31,875), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($29,808).

Median household income in Box Elder, SD is $47,742. Males in Box Elder, SD have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,657. The income inequality of Box Elder, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Box Elder, SD. In Pennington County, SD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 87 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,010. Todd County, SD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Dakota.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Box Elder, SD is from the county of Pennington County, SD.

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Box Elder, SD is home to a population of 9,126 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Box Elder, SD is composed of 7,173 White residents (78.6%), 663 Hispanic residents (7.26%), 524 Black residents (5.74%), 313 Two+ residents (3.43%), and 293 Native residents (3.21%). The most common foreign languages in Box Elder, SD are Tagalog (100 speakers), Spanish (79 speakers), and Italian (56 speakers), but compared to other places, Box Elder, SD has a relative high number of Thai (17 speakers), Italian (56 speakers), and Japanese (42 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Box Elder, SD awarded 26 degrees. The student population of Box Elder, SD is skewed away from females, with 20 male students and 6 female students. Most students in Box Elder, SD are White (17 and 65.4%), followed by Two or more races (3 and 11.5%), American Indian (1 and 3.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.85%). The largest universities in Box Elder, SD by number of graduates are National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (26 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Box Elder, SD are General Business Administration & Management (19 and 73.1%), Information Technology (3 and 11.5%), and Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (1 and 3.85%). The median tuition costs in Box Elder, SD are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Box Elder, SD is $138,400, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $136,100 to $138,400, a 1.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Box Elder, SD is 40.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Box Elder, SD have an average commute time of 13.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Box Elder, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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