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Welcome to Box Elder ...

The city of Box Elder is primarily located in Pennington County<1>. A portion of Box Elder extends into Meade County.

The location of Box Elder has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Box Elder has a population of 10,119 people<3> (see below for details).

Box Elder is 3,110 feet [948 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Box Elder is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Box Elder lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Box Elder: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Box Elder had an population of 10,119 people. This is an increase of 29.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 256.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Box Elder had a population of 7,800 people (which is 7.73% of the total population of Pennington County). This makes Box Elder the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Box Elder represents 0.96% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,800 people, the population of Box Elder increased 174.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,841 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Box Elder.

Communities Also Named Box Elder ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Box Elder - they are located in Colorado, Montana (4), Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Box Elder.

Communities near Box Elder ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Box Elder.

  • Rapid City [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid City
    • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Box Elder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<6>
  • Summerset [Meade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
    • Summerset [Meade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Box Elder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<6>
  • Piedmont [Meade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Box Elder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<6>
  • New Underwood [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Underwood
    • New Underwood [Pennington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Box Elder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Underwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Underwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Underwood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Johnson Siding [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Siding
      • Johnson Siding [Pennington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Box Elder
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Siding
    • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
      • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Box Elder
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Canyon Country Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates
    • Sioux Village [Pennington County]
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      • Sioux Village [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Box Elder
      • Estimated population in 2014: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sioux Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Village
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockerville
      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<6>
    • Stratosphere Bowl [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratosphere Bowl
      • Stratosphere Bowl [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Estimated population in 2014: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratosphere Bowl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratosphere Bowl
    • Wildwood Addition [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Addition
      • Wildwood Addition [Pennington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Addition

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Box Elder. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Box Elder.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Box Elder. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Box Elder.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Box Elder. See our Newspapers Page for Box Elder.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Box Elder ...

Looking for more information about Box Elder? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Box Elder, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Box Elder.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Pennington County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Box Elder. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pennington County: www.co.pennington.sd.us/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Pennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Box Elder.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Box Elder - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Box Elder) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Box Elder. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Box Elder

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Box Elder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1194, Longitude: -103.0724       In this case, the coordinates for Box Elder have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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