Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 5,553 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.6%
Males: 2,760  (49.7%)
Females: 2,793  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57717.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,053 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Belle Fourche:

$43,053
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,691 (it was $14,051 in 2000)

Belle Fourche city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,065 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Belle Fourche:

$124,065
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,309; detached houses: $198,115; townhouses or other attached units: $130,316; in 2-unit structures: $40,095; mobile homes: $143,309

Median gross rent in 2017: $670.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belle Fourche: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 96.4% for Black residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.1% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Belle Fourche, SD (2010)
    • 5,12191.5%White alone
    • 2304.1%Hispanic
    • 1202.1%Two or more races
    • 971.7%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Asian alone
    • 90.2%Black alone
    • 20.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belle Fourche is 165 to 1.


Crime rates in Belle Fourche by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(42.5)
2
(40.6)
2
(40.0)
1
(20.1)
5
(88.3)
9
(156.8)
9
(158.6)
2
(34.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
2
(35.3)
3
(54.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(18.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(64.1)
1
(21.2)
9
(182.7)
2
(40.0)
5
(100.6)
10
(176.6)
15
(261.4)
5
(88.1)
12
(208.5)
8
(139.5)
12
(210.0)
6
(106.0)
9
(162.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(64.1)
1
(21.2)
15
(304.5)
5
(100.0)
5
(100.6)
16
(282.6)
31
(540.2)
20
(352.4)
14
(243.3)
12
(209.3)
19
(332.5)
18
(317.9)
15
(270.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(213.5)
5
(106.1)
42
(852.6)
20
(399.9)
17
(341.9)
72
(1,272)
95
(1,655)
65
(1,145)
56
(973.1)
43
(750.0)
57
(997.5)
73
(1,289)
107
(1,930)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(42.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(60.9)
5
(100.0)
1
(20.1)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(52.9)
4
(69.5)
2
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.0)
2
(36.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)29.343.9129.371.058.5179.4281.8219.2131.080.6119.2132.8180.2

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City-data.com crime index in Belle Fourche, SD

Crime rate in Belle Fourche detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (43.7%), American (12.8%), English (9.3%), Irish (4.7%), Swedish (3.6%), Norwegian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1903

Elevation: 3023 feet

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,760 people per square mile   (low).

Belle Fourche, South Dakota map

30 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,361 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,645 (1.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.67 N, Longitude: 103.85 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Belle Fourche, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Belle Fourche, SD in 2017
Belle Fourche satellite photo by USGS

Belle Fourche tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $670,800
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $207,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Belle Fourche, SD residents
Average permit cost in Belle Fourche, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Historical population in Belle Fourche, SD
Historical housing units in Belle Fourche, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Belle Fourche, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Wood products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Belle Fourche, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

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 the city 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle Fourche topographic map

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 schools in Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE HIGH SCHOOL - 01 (Students: 405, Location: 1301 12TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • BELLE FOURCHE EDUCATION CONNECTION - 09 (Location: 2315 DAKOTA AVE, LOWER LEVEL, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Belle Fourche:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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).

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

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)
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 intellectually disabled in 2000

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

For population 15 years and over in Belle Fourche:

Marital status in Belle Fourche, SD
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

For population 25 years and over in Belle Fourche:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Belle Fourche
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,7547
Catholic7842
Evangelical Protestant6268
Other4272
None6,519-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

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.
State:

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

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

11.64 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Butte County:

8.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Butte County:

10.0%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Belle Fourche:

50.5%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Belle Fourche:

47.0%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Belle Fourche:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Belle Fourche:

10.6%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Belle Fourche:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Belle Fourche:

34.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

56.5%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belle Fourche, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$37,915$41,3620$0
Parks and Recreation 10$29,970$35,96441$26,463
Other Government Administration 9$4,850$6,4670$0
Solid Waste Management 8$22,406$33,6092$2,126
Other and Unallocable 6$17,907$35,8149$8,833
Financial Administration 5$16,080$38,5920$0
Streets and Highways 5$19,085$45,8040$0
Water Supply 4$13,764$41,2920$0
Local Libraries 3$8,662$34,6482$828
Sewerage 3$9,285$37,1400$0
Police - Other 1$2,577$30,9240$0
Totals for Government 65$182,501$33,69254$38,250

Belle Fourche government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $21,000 ($3.78)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $1,559,000 ($280.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,197,000 ($215.56)
    Liquor Stores: $1,178,000 ($212.14)
    General - Other: $1,145,000 ($206.19)
    Police Protection: $1,099,000 ($197.91)
    Water Utilities: $868,000 ($156.31)
    Sewerage: $768,000 ($138.30)
    Regular Highways: $655,000 ($117.95)
    Libraries: $249,000 ($44.84)
    Financial Administration: $209,000 ($37.64)
    Central Staff Services: $176,000 ($31.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $163,000 ($29.35)
    Health - Other: $120,000 ($21.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000 ($15.13)
    Air Transportation: $62,000 ($11.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($32.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $593,000 ($106.79)

Belle Fourche government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,924,000 ($346.48)
    Sewerage: $660,000 ($118.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $372,000 ($66.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($4.50)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($1.62)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000 ($31.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($1.98)
    Other: $7,000 ($1.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $142,000 ($25.57)
    Interest Earnings: $109,000 ($19.63)
    Rents: $63,000 ($11.35)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($8.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000 ($7.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($0.90)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,249,000 ($224.92)
    Water Utilities: $828,000 ($149.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $266,000 ($47.90)
    Highways: $79,000 ($14.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,631,000 ($473.80)
    Property: $1,627,000 ($292.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $181,000 ($32.59)
    Other License: $95,000 ($17.11)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $21,000 ($3.78)

Belle Fourche government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,175,000 ($1112.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,792,000 ($1043.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $383,000 ($68.97)

Belle Fourche government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,941,000 ($1970.29)
Businesses in Belle Fourche, SD
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Jones New York1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1

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)
Belle Fourche fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Belle Fourche fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 390ft / 119mTotal length
  • $226,000Total costs
  • 54,570Total average daily traffic
  • 7,035Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,872Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belle Fourche, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belle Fourche, SD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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: 03/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/01/2025, Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • Lat: 44.816667 Lon: -103.867222, Call Sign: KAL822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/2003, Expiration Date: 02/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2012, Certifier: Kelly Wolfe, Registrant: Black Hills Corporation, 1140 Plant Street, Rapid City, SD 57709, Phone: (605) 721-2161, Fax: (605) 721-2199, 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:
  • Lat: 44.673111 Lon: -103.852417, Call Sign: WQTN741,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.775 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2014, Expiration Date: 03/13/2024, Certifier: Steve J Nafus, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (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)

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

  • Kings Inn, 518 National St, Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-2691, Fax: (605) 892-2324
  • Super 8 Motel, 501 National St, Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-3361
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 2312 Dakota Ave, Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-0900, Fax: (605) 892-7728
  • Econo Lodge, 1815 5th Ave, Belle fourche, South Dakota 57717 , Phone: (605) 892-6663, Fax: (605) 892-6638
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belle Fourche, SD
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belle Fourche, SD
  • 63.4%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Other fuel


Belle Fourche compared to South Dakota state average:

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

Belle Fourche on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
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