Belle Fourche, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 4,565. Estimated population in 2021: 4,675 (+2.4% change)
Males: 2,178 (47.7%), Females: 2,387 (52.3%)

Butte County

Zip code: 57717

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $26,875
Median house value: $63,200

Races in Belle Fourche:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • American Indian (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (34.8%), Irish (12.0%), English (11.7%), Norwegian (10.3%), United States (6.3%), French (5.0%).

Elevation: 3023 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Belle Fourche

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Fourche city

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+1.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Belle Fourche:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Belle Fourche:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 64 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 71 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 119 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE MUNICIPAL (about 5 miles; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Abbreviation: EFC)
  • BLACK HILLS-CLYDE ICE FIELD (about 15 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Abbreviation: SPF)
  • STURGIS MUNI (about 38 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 60 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 141 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 209 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 244 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 259 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 260 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)

Schools

Public high school in Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE HI SCH (Students: 407; Location: 1301 12TH AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE MIDDLE SCH (Students: 441; Location: 1302 ZIEBACH ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SOUTH PARK ELEM (Students: 394; Location: 1816 VALLEY DR; Grades: PK – 04)
  • NORTH PARK ELEM (Students: 94; Location: 29 NORTH 6TH AVE; Grades: KG – KG)
Private primary/middle school in Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: RR1 BOX 284; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Belle Fourche:

  • BELLE FOURCHE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $167,168; Location: 905 5TH AVE; 38,715 books; 903 audio materials; 1,285 video materials; 116 serial subscriptions)
  • NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $65,300; Location: 1301 EIGHTH AVE; 26,500 books; 12 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)

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