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People

Total Population 8,959
Male Share of the Population 53.6%
Female Share of the Population 46.4%
Senior Citizens 4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,845
Age of the Population 25

Families

% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,267
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $943
Median House Value $136,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 17.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Box Elder Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 318 miles N of Aurora, Colorado
County Pennington
Metro Area Rapid City
Standard Zip Codes 57719
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.112
Longitude -103.067

Box Elder Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RAPID CITY RGNL AP
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station PACTOLA DAM
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 35 F
Apr Temp 25 to 51 F
Jul Temp 49 to 79 F
Oct Temp 28 to 57 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Station MT RUSHMORE NATL MEM
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hermosa 412 $46,818
Keystone 318 $45,750
New Underwood 543 $47,917
Rapid City 71,692 $61,720

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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420 PATRIOT DR
605-923-0030
Serves 694 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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