Box Elder, SD

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Population

9,277

1.65% growth

Median Age

24.7


Median Household Income

$49,290

3.24% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

3,983

1.56% decline

Median Property Value

$130,700

5.56% decline

About

In 2017, Box Elder, SD had a population of 9.28k people with a median age of 24.7 and a median household income of $49,290. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Box Elder, SD grew from 9,126 to 9,277, a 1.65% increase and its median household income grew from $47,742 to $49,290, a 3.24% increase.

The population of Box Elder, SD is 75.3% White Alone, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.7% Two or More Races. 5.19% of the people in Box Elder, SD speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Box Elder, SD are National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (34 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Box Elder, SD is $130,700, and the homeownership rate is 41.8%. Most people in Box Elder, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Box Elder, SD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Box Elder, SD employs 3.98k people. The largest industries in Box Elder, SD are Retail Trade (763 people), Public Administration (557 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($41,931), Other Services Except Public Administration ($40,833), and Construction ($40,527).

Median household income in Box Elder, SD is $49,290. Males in Box Elder, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Box Elder, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,290

2017 value

± $5,006

3.24%

1 Year Growth

± 12.3%

Households in Box Elder, SD have a median annual income of $49,290, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,742 in 2016, which represents a 3.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in Box Elder, SD made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Box Elder, SD workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Box Elder, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 202

  2. Census Tract 109.03

  3. Census Tract 114

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Box Elder, SD was Census Tract 202 with a value of $58,807, followed by Census Tract 109.03 and Census Tract 114, with respective values of $52,013 and $47,751.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Box Elder, SD (1.27k out of 8.74k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    895 ± 270

  2. Hispanic

    223 ± 137

  3. Native American

    194 ± 100

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.98k

2017 Value

± 493

-1.56%

1 Year decline

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Box Elder, SD declined at a rate of -1.56%, from 4.05k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Box Elder, SD, are Sales & Related Occupations (687 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (640 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Box Elder, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Box Elder, SD, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (687 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (640 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Box Elder, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.92 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Box Elder, SD, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($55,347), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,100), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($44,271).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.98k

2017 Value

± 493

-1.56%

1 Year decline

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Box Elder, SD declined at a rate of -1.56%, from 4.05k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Box Elder, SD, are Retail Trade (763 people), Public Administration (557 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (504 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Box Elder, SD, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (763 people), Public Administration (557 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Box Elder, SD has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.4 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3 times), and Retail Trade (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Box Elder, SD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($41,931), Other Services Except Public Administration ($40,833), and Construction ($40,527).

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Domestic Trade

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. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. with $4.44B and Live animals/fish and $4.29B.

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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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

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. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

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

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Health

88.5% of the population of Box Elder, SD has health coverage, with 26.3% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 4.82% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 23.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Box Elder, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Box Elder, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, N/A the highest prevalence of N/A (N/A). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1293 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Dakota in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.5%

Uninsured

26.3%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

4.82%

Medicare

17.8%

Non-Group

23.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Box Elder, SD declined by 11.2% from 13% to 11.5%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. N/A

    N/A

  2. N/A

    N/A

  3. N/A

    N/A

N/A the highest prevalence of N/A in South Dakota, at N/A.

The following map shows the prevalence of N/A in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Box Elder, SD is home to a population of 9.28k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.87% of Box Elder, SD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Box Elder, SD is composed of 6.99k White Alone residents (75.3%), 734 Hispanic or Latino residents (7.91%), 529 Two or More Races residents (5.7%), 526 Black or African American Alone residents (5.67%), 294 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.17%), 163 Asian Alone residents (1.76%), 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.41%), and 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0539%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Box Elder, SD are Tagalog (100 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (79 speakers), and Italian (56 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Box Elder, SD was 24.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Box Elder, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Box Elder, SD residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.87% of Box Elder, SD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Box Elder, SD was 3.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Box Elder, SD was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 Box Elder, SD residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Box Elder, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Box Elder, SD was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.99k ± 451

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    734 ± 246

  3. Two or More Races

    529 ± 253

In 2017, there were 9.52 times more White Alone residents (6.99k people) in Box Elder, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 734 Hispanic or Latino and 529 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Box Elder, SD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Tagalog

    100 speakers (1.24%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    79 speakers (0.978%)

  3. Italian

    56 speakers (0.693%)

5.19% of Box Elder, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Box Elder, SD was Tagalog. 1.24% of the overall population of Box Elder, SD are native Tagalog speakers. 0.978% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.693% speak Tagalog, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    657 ± 159

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    341 ± 169

  3. Vietnam

    188 ± 108

Box Elder, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Box Elder, SD awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Box Elder, SD is skewed towards men, with 166 male students and 81 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Box Elder, SD are White (21 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 17.6%), Asian (3 and 8.82%), and Two or More Races (2 and 5.88%).

The largest universities in Box Elder, SD by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (34 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Box Elder, SD are General Business Administration & Management (19 and 55.9%), Accounting (4 and 11.8%), and Information Technology (2 and 5.88%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 4 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Box Elder, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Box Elder, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

34 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Box Elder, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension with 34 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

18

Degrees Awarded to Men

16

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Box Elder, SD, which is 1.13 times more than the 16 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Box Elder, SD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Box Elder, SD were to White students. These 21 degrees mean that there were 3.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Box Elder, SD was $130,700 in 2017, which is 0.601 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,400 to $130,700, a 5.56% decrease. The homeownership rate in Box Elder, SD is 41.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Box Elder, SD have an average commute time of 15.6 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.

Income

Household Income

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$49,290

Median Household Income

± $5,006

3.28k

Number of Households

± 443

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.28k households in Box Elder, SD grew to $49,290 from the previous year's value of $47,742.

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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Housing

Property Value

$130,700

2017 Median

± $37,946

$138,400

2016 Median

± $33,653

In 2017, the median property value in Box Elder, SD declined from to $130,700 from the previous year's value of $138,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Box Elder, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Box Elder, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Box Elder, SD 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.

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Rent vs Own

41.8%

2017 Homeownership

40.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 41.8% of the housing units in Box Elder, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Box Elder, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Box Elder, SD have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.81% of the workforce in Box Elder, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Box Elder, SD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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