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Belle Fourche, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Belle Fourche had a population of 5,713 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Fourche is located at latitude 44.6639 and longitude -103.8594 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belle Fourche (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,022 feet.

The City of Belle Fourche (GNIS ID: 1267280) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belle Fourche population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belle Fourche: De Mores.

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Belle Fourche, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,713
Daytime Population: Workers 2,694
Daytime Population: Residents 2,830
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,524
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 5,610
Population in Familes 4,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 666
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $51,572
Average Household Income $64,029
Per Capita Income $26,784


Total Housing Units 2,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,604 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 787 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $144,038
Average Home Value $170,122


Total Households 2,390
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,513
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% -0.29%
Households 0.36% -0.25%
Families 0.45% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Belle Fourche, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Fourche to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 96th
Population Density # 157 60th
Diversity Index # 117 70th
Median Household Income # 178 55th
Per Capita Income # 235 40th

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