Ellsworth Air Force Base

Box Elder, South Dakota

Included zipcodes 57719

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Ellsworth AFB is 10 miles east of Rapid City, S.D. The relationship between Ellsworth and Rapid City is exemplified by Ellsworth's main entrance, a gift from the citizens of Rapid City, constructed to symbolize a B-52 Stratofortress, one of the aircraft formerly flown by the 28th Bomb Wing. The mission of the 28th Bomb Wing is to deliver combat power for global military response. It is divided into the 28th Operations Group, the 28th Maintenance Group, the 28th Mission Support Group and the 28th Medical Group. Ellsworth's population of approximately 8,000 includes military members, family members and civilian employees. The base's sister city, Rapid City, has a population of just more than 62,500. There are about 3,800 military retirees in Western South Dakota.

Population
8,683
Military Population
1,126
Avg. Home Price
$124,100
Avg. Monthly Rent
$935
* Militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Douglas High School - 03
9 - 12 Public
Douglas Middle School - 01
6 - 8 Public
Vandenberg Elementary - 02
4 - 5 Public
Francis Case Elementary - 04
2 - 3 Public
Badger Clark/carrousel - 05
KG - 1 Public
Douglas Preschool - 08
PK - PK Public
Valley View Elementary - 13
PK - 5 Public
Rapid Valley Elementary - 12
PK - 5 Public
Career Learning Center - 71
9 - 12 Public
Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08
PK - 5 Public
North Middle School - 35
6 - 8 Public
General Beadle Elementary - 01
PK - 5 Public

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Cities Near Ellsworth Air Force Base

Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.

City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Rapid City 7.5 miles 70,126 $155,700 $754
Rapid Valley 3.6 miles 8,619 $138,000 $857
Summerset 14.5 miles 2,240 $173,000 $871
Blackhawk 12.9 miles 2,754 $138,500 $727
Green Valley 5.3 miles 639 $156,400 $0
New Underwood 12.3 miles 601 $113,900 $525
Ashland Heights 2.7 miles 622 $14,000 $0
Colonial Pine Hills 13.5 miles 2,328 $253,400 $0
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