Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 5,725 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.4%
Males: 2,943  (51.4%)
Females: 2,782  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57717.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,354 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Belle Fourche:

$37,354
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,932 (it was $14,051 in 2000)

Belle Fourche city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,815 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Belle Fourche:

$119,815
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,117; Detached houses: $111,002; Townhouses or other attached units: $49,101; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,615; Mobile homes: $26,105; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,702

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 5,268 (91.6%)
  • Two or more races - 191 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 162 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 53 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 21 (0.4%)

Races in Belle Fourche detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belle Fourche: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.3%), Irish (10.9%), Norwegian (9.7%), English (9.0%), United States (5.2%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1903

Elevation: 3023 feet

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,815 people per square mile   (low).

Belle Fourche, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Belle Fourche:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Fourche city:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

61 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Belle Fourche to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,832 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,245 (1.4%)

Belle Fourche satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (51.2 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (336.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (836.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fruitdale, SD (2.8 miles) , St. Onge, SD (3.2 miles) , North Spearfish, SD (3.3 miles ), Spearfish, SD (3.5 miles ), Beulah, WY (3.8 miles) , Nisland, SD (3.8 miles ), Whitewood, SD (4.2 miles ), Deadwood, SD (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $48,100
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $48,100
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,900
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $133,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.67 N, Longitude: 103.85 W

Area code: 605

Belle Fourche household income distribution Belle Fourche home values distribution

Crime rates in Belle Fourche by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100000000
per 100,000 21.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 310222159
per 100,000 65.222.10.042.540.640.020.188.3156.8
Robberies 100000000
per 100,000 21.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 011319251015
per 100,000 0.0243.664.121.2182.740.0100.6176.6261.4
Burglaries 13143115551631
per 100,000 282.4310.164.121.2304.5100.0100.6282.6540.2
Thefts 62691054220177295
per 100,000 1346.91528.2213.5106.1852.6399.9341.91271.61655.3
Auto thefts 122035120
per 100,000 21.744.342.70.060.9100.020.135.30.0
Arson 100010000
per 100,000 21.70.00.00.020.30.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.9) 179.6154.729.644.5130.971.859.2181.6285.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Belle Fourche detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
South Dakota average:

1.92

Belle Fourche tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Belle Fourche: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Belle Fourche-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Belle Fourche city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/29/1993, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belle Fourche-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 335.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 493.4 miles away from Belle Fourche center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from Belle Fourche center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 338.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butte County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle Fourche topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Pearson (American writer) - Writer, Jason Kubel - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Minnesota Twins, born: May 25, 1982), John Strohmayer - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Belle Fourche:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH LLC (2398 5TH AVE SUITE 101)
  • BELLE FOURCHE HEALTHCARE CENTER (2200 13TH AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Belle Fourche:

  • REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER - SPEARFISH (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • DAVID M DORSETT HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)

Airports located in Belle Fourche:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belle Fourche:

  • Black Hills State University (about 12 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 52 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 135 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 153 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 178 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 207 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 209 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public high school in Belle Fourche:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belle Fourche:

Private elementary/middle school in Belle Fourche:

  • BLACK HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 44; Location: 11132 VALLEY 1 RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $208,876; Location: 905 5TH AVE; 44,169 books; 1,292 audio materials; 1,646 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 107 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Belle Fourche: Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department (A), Belle Fourche City Hall (B), Belle Fourche Public Library (C), Butte County Courthouse (D), Butte County Ambulance Service Belle (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Pine Slope Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Hay Creek (A), Redwater River (B), Middle Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Tri-State Museum (831 State Street), The Raptor's Nest Inn (Tours & Charters; US 85 and SD 34).

Hotels: The Raptor's Nest Inn (US 85 and SD 34), Lariat Motel (1033 Elkhorn Street), Americinn Lodge & Suites (2312 Dakota Avenue), Super 8 (501 National Street), Bunkhouse Motel (South Highway 85), Sunset Motel (19022 USHighway 85), Motel 6 (1815 5th Avenue), Reid Motel (922 Harding Street), Ace Motel (109 6th Avenue).

Courts: Court Services (839 5th Avenue), Brandenburg R E (839 5th Avenue).

Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belle Fourche and their reported violations in the past:

BELLE FOURCHE (Population served: 5,594, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2006)
SANDSTONE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 300, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2013)
SANDSTONE WATER-WEST ADDITION (Population served: 225, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2005)
BENTONITE PERFORMANCE MINERALS/LOVELL (Serves WY, Population served: 71, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-12-2010 to JUN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-12-2010 to JUN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-26-2009 to OCT-20-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-26-2009 to OCT-20-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BENTONITE PERFORMANCE MINERALS, LLC (Serves WY, Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2009), Fed FAO issued (JUN-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belle Fourche that have no violations reported:

  • BLACK HILLS WATER DISTRIBUTION, LLC (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.4%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Belle Fourche in 2010:

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
90 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded in 2000

Belle Fourche, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Belle Fourche compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Banks with branches in Belle Fourche (2011 data):

  • First Interstate Bank: Belle Fourche Branch at 41 Fifth Avenue, branch established on 1979/09/04. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank & Trust: at 700 State Street, branch established on 1937/08/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $467.3 mil, Deposits: $416.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Belle Fourche Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Belle Fourche Branch at 600 State Street, branch established on 1937/01/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Belle Fourche, South Dakota:

  • Mid America Travel Plaza, 16 N 5TH Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-2063
  • Kings Inn, 518 National St, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-2691, Fax: (605) 892-2324
  • Super 8 Motel, 501 National St, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-3361
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 2312 Dakota Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-0900, Fax: (605) 892-7728
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Belle Fourche travel time to work - commute Belle Fourche mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belle Fourche city (based on Butte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.73%
Here: 28.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents38.7%27.9%9.4%9.1%3.8%
Congregations21.4%14.3%7.1%7.1%7.1%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.4%2.0%1.5%2.2%
Congregations7.1%7.1%7.1%7.1%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Butte County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Butte County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Butte County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

11.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

29.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$14,537$34,8890$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$4,350
Police Protection - Officers 11$38,121$41,5870$0
Police - Other 1$2,280$27,3600$0
Streets and Highways 3$10,286$41,1440$0
Solid Waste Management 8$22,795$34,1933$2,011
Sewerage 4$10,348$31,0440$0
Parks and Recreation 7$19,244$32,99038$18,748
Water Supply 5$14,821$35,5701$500
Local Libraries 3$8,497$33,9881$899
Other and Unallocable 4$10,826$32,47810$10,376
Totals for Government 51$151,755$35,70762$36,884

Belle Fourche government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $309,000 ($53.97)
    Libraries: $112,000 ($19.56)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,180,000 ($206.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $855,000 ($149.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $833,000 ($145.50)
    Police Protection: $707,000 ($123.49)
    Water Utilities: $430,000 ($75.11)
    Financial Administration: $243,000 ($42.45)
    Regular Highways: $236,000 ($41.22)
    Sewerage: $213,000 ($37.21)
    Libraries: $170,000 ($29.69)
    Health Services - Other: $99,000 ($17.29)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($5.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($25.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($17.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($9.78)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,063,000 ($360.35)

Belle Fourche government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,233,000 ($215.37)
    Sewerage: $399,000 ($69.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $63,000 ($11.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $73,000 ($12.75)
    Health & Hospitals: $21,000 ($3.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $178,000 ($31.09)
    Interest Earnings: $71,000 ($12.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $673,000 ($117.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $364,000 ($63.58)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,247,000 ($217.82)
    Property: $715,000 ($124.89)
    NEC: $31,000 ($5.41)

Belle Fourche government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,452,000 ($428.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,291,000 ($400.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $161,000 ($28.12)

Belle Fourche government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $616,000 ($107.60)

9.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lawrence County, SD  2.57% ($32,340 average AGI)
from Meade County, SD  0.88% ($27,000)
from Pennington County, SD  0.69% ($28,231)


8.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lawrence County, SD  2.03% ($32,737 average AGI)
to Pennington County, SD  0.75% ($21,429)
to Meade County, SD  0.67% ($31,840)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belle Fourche:

  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIML (1270 AM; 5 kW; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: GILLETTE BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belle Fourche:

  • KFMH (102.1 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201AP (88.1 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: STATE BD. OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. T.V.)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Belle Fourche:

  • K20FT (Channel 20; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMM.)
  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Belle Fourche, South Dakota:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
South Dakota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 66
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 98
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 70
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 166
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Belle Fourche fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 59 meters (194ft)
Total costs: $120,000
Total average daily traffic: 23,845
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,938
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 27,955

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belle Fourche)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • City Water Tower (Lat: 44.667472 Lon: -103.836028), Call Sign: KEC528
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz, 155.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2005, Expiration Date: 05/01/2015
    Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • 2200 13th Ave (Lat: 44.633306 Lon: -103.846861), Call Sign: WNFS951, Licensee ID: L00103872
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/1996, Expiration Date: 02/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2001
    Registrant: Belle Fourche Health Care Center, 2200 13th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717, Phone: (605) 892-3331
  • 721 State St (Lat: 44.678306 Lon: -103.855194), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WGL303, Licensee ID: L00316957
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.050 MHz, 456.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 06/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2008
    Registrant: Black Hills Power & Light Co, 409 Deadwood Ave., Rapid City, SD 57709, Phone: (605) 721-2216, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 67 N Sixth Ave (Lat: 44.681917 Lon: -103.851583), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPNJ982
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/1998, Expiration Date: 10/01/2013
    Registrant: Phone: (970) 484-2704
  • Bellefourche, 101-B National Street (Lat: 44.663583 Lon: -103.857333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 87.5 m, Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WQEH256
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2006, Expiration Date: 01/24/2016, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Summit And Fairview St (Lat: 44.554139 Lon: -103.778250), Structure height: 5.5 m, Overall height: 3.7 m, Call Sign: WBX227, Licensee ID: L00022211
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/1978, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises, Rapid City, SD 57709

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Belle Fourche Municipal Airport (Lat: 44.741083 Lon: -103.861583), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: KDJ7
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019
    Registrant: City Of Belle Fourche, 511 6th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717, Phone: (605) 892-2494, Fax: (605) 892-2784, Email:
  • Belle Fourche Municipal Airport (Lat: 44.736083 Lon: -103.859083), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2695
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.26900 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2000, Expiration Date: 06/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2005
    Registrant: City Of Belle Fourche, 606 Sixth Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belle Fourche)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belle Fourche)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Belle Fourche, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5479.8 years
William4473.3 years
George4275.6 years
Robert4072.3 years
Mary3883.1 years
Henry2774.3 years
Charles2476.3 years
Helen2382.0 years
Frank2279.5 years
Arthur2174.9 years
Most common last names in Belle Fourche, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis2279.6 years
Smith1675.0 years
Johnson1580.7 years
Miller1480.5 years
Anderson1282.7 years
Olson1176.6 years
Williams1082.3 years
Thomas1075.0 years
Wilson1075.0 years
Clark1080.9 years
Businesses in Belle Fourche, SD
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Jones New York1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1
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