Box Elder is a city in Meade and Pennington counties of South Dakota. It is part of the Rapid City Metro Area, and the Ellsworth Air Force Base is close to the city. It city has a total area of 5.8 square miles, all of which is land.
Manufacturing, construction and tourism are the major commercial activities here. One of the local attractions is the South Dakota Air and Space Museum. There area a total of six public schools within city limits. The closest hopital is the Rapid City Regional Hospital, located about 7 miles away in Rapid City. The cost of living here is 9.50% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 18 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 85. Snowfall is about 37 inches annually.