Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 5,707 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.0%
Males: 2,861  (50.1%)
Females: 2,846  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57717.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,249 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Belle Fourche:

$46,249
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,661 (it was $14,051 in 2000)

Belle Fourche city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,616 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Belle Fourche:

$122,616
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $140,964; Detached houses: $165,580; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,717; In 2-unit structures: $49,624; Mobile homes: $40,686

Median gross rent in 2013: $540.

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  • Races in Belle Fourche, SD (2013)

    Belle Fourche races chart
    • 5,24690.7%White alone
    • 2354.1%Hispanic
    • 2163.7%Two or more races
    • 701.2%American Indian alone
    • 300.5%Asian alone
    • 50.09%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Belle Fourche: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.2%), Norwegian (12.2%), Irish (10.6%), English (5.9%), United States (5.6%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1903

Elevation: 3023 feet

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,809 people per square mile   (low).

Belle Fourche, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Belle Fourche:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Fourche city:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

90 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota as of July 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Belle Fourche to the number of sex offenders is 195 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,803 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,522 (1.5%)

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
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $670,800
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $153,100

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 2013 2014
Murders 10000000000
per 100,000 21.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 31022215992
per 100,000 65.222.10.042.540.640.020.188.3156.8158.634.8
Robberies 10000000000
per 100,000 21.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 011319251015512
per 100,000 0.0243.664.121.2182.740.0100.6176.6261.488.1208.5
Burglaries 131431155516312014
per 100,000 282.4310.164.121.2304.5100.0100.6282.6540.2352.4243.3
Thefts 626910542201772956556
per 100,000 1,346.91,528.2213.5106.1852.6399.9341.91,271.61,655.31,145.2973.1
Auto thefts 12203512034
per 100,000 21.744.342.70.060.9100.020.135.30.052.969.5
Arson 10001000011
per 100,000 21.70.00.00.020.30.00.00.00.017.617.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.4) 179.6154.629.644.5130.871.859.2181.5285.0221.7132.5

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Crime rate in Belle Fourche detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
South Dakota average:

1.96

Belle Fourche tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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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 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% 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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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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%

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 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 ($54.14)
    Libraries: $112,000 ($19.63)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,180,000 ($206.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $855,000 ($149.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $833,000 ($145.96)
    Police Protection: $707,000 ($123.88)
    Water Utilities: $430,000 ($75.35)
    Financial Administration: $243,000 ($42.58)
    Regular Highways: $236,000 ($41.35)
    Sewerage: $213,000 ($37.32)
    Libraries: $170,000 ($29.79)
    Health Services - Other: $99,000 ($17.35)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($5.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($25.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($17.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($9.81)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($1.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,063,000 ($361.49)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,233,000 ($216.05)
    Sewerage: $399,000 ($69.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $63,000 ($11.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $73,000 ($12.79)
    Health & Hospitals: $21,000 ($3.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $178,000 ($31.19)
    Interest Earnings: $71,000 ($12.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $673,000 ($117.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $364,000 ($63.78)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,247,000 ($218.50)
    Property: $715,000 ($125.28)
    NEC: $31,000 ($5.43)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,452,000 ($429.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,291,000 ($401.44)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $161,000 ($28.21)

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

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $616,000 ($107.94)

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)
Belle Fourche fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Belle Fourche fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 65m213ftTotal length
  • $226,000Total costs
  • 28,578Total average daily traffic
  • 5,650Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,657Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Belle Fourche, SD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • City Water Tower (Lat: 44.667472 Lon: -103.836028), Call Sign: KEC528
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz, 155.385 MHzGrant Date: 03/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/01/2025Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/1996, Expiration Date: 02/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2001Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 06/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2008Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/13/2014, Expiration Date: 03/13/2024, Certifier: Steve J NafusRegistrant: 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:

5
  • 67 N Sixth Ave (Lat: 44.681917 Lon: -103.851583), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPNJ982
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHzGrant Date: 03/20/1998, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021Registrant: 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: 6555.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/24/2026, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • CASTLE ROCK, Bill Smeenk Road (Lat: 45.002500 Lon: -103.456889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQTI694
    Assigned Frequencies: 6725.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/2014, Expiration Date: 02/11/2024, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • Bell Fourche, 101-B National Street (Lat: 44.663583 Lon: -103.857333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 87.5 m, Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WQWS764
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/09/2015, Expiration Date: 11/09/2025, Certifier: Shane T MillerRegistrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/1978, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2000, Expiration Date: 06/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2005Registrant: City Of Belle Fourche, 606 Sixth Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Belle Fourche, SD
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Jones New York1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1

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 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+)"
There are 21 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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