Box Elder

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 9,348 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic7,173 78.6%
Of Color1,953 21.4%
American Indian293 3.2%
Asian142 1.6%
Black524 5.7%
Hispanic (any race)663 7.3%
Some other raceless than 1%
Two or more races313 3.4%
Population by age
Under 5900 9.9%
5 to 171,684 18.5%
18 to 646,095 66.8%
65+447 4.9%
Median age25.3
Population by gender
Female4,287 47.0%
Male4,839 53.0%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)447
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)127 28.4%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$47,742
Population for whom poverty status is determined8,574 [2]
In poverty1,036 12.1%
Under 5180 20.0%
5 to 17347 20.7%
18 to 64504 9.1%
65+suppressed
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population8,101
Individuals without health insurance1,052 13.0%
Individuals with one or more disabilities1,081 13.3%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs979 33.7%
Cost burdened owners201 16.3%
Cost burdened renters778 46.6%
Homeownership rate1,236 40.8%
White non-Hispanic1,056 44.5%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign born325 3.6%
Speaks language other than English435 5.3%
Speaks English less than very well132 1.6%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer421 8.7%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 74.9%
Total adult population (25+)4,603
Less than high school343 7.5%
High school or equivalent1,252 27.2%
Some college or associate's degree2,162 47.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher846 18.4%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.