Box Elder, SD Demographics

The total population of Box Elder is estimated to be 11,905 with 6,374 males (53.54%) and 5,531 females (46.46%). There are 843 less females than males in Box Elder.
The median household income in Box Elder was $68,067 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 4,125(6.45%) from $63,942 in 2020. This income is 91.24% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Box Elder sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $85,122. Overall, the median household income for the city of Box Elder stands at $68,067.
In Box Elder, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $45,939 for males and $27,968 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $52,902 for males and $37,347 for females.
In Box Elder, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $70,929, while Asian households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $35,839.
In 2022, the population of Box Elder was 12,581, a 2.00% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Box Elder's population was 12,334, an increase of 3.33% compared to a population of 11,937 in 2020.
The median age in Box Elder, SD is 28.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 22.72% were under the age of 15, 30.28% aged 15 to 29, 40.36% aged 30 to 64, 6.10% aged 65 to 84, and 0.55% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Box Elder population: 78.10% are White, 2.70% are Black or African American, 10.28% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.58% are Asian, 0.60% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.17% are some other race and 6.57% are multiracial.