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Box Elder is a city in Pennington County, in the Rapid City metro area.
The community was named for Box Elder Creek
The latitude of Box Elder is 44.112N. The longitude is -103.067W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,031 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,884.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Box Elder demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pennington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rapid City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57706 ZIP code.
29% of Box Elder residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Box Elder ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Box Elder was $12,692, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Box Elder residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Box Elder, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Pennington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Box Elder political report.
The average commute time for Box Elder workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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