Belle Fourche, South Dakota Population 2024

6,042

Belle Fourche is a city located in Butte County South Dakota. Belle Fourche has a 2024 population of 6,042. It is also the county seat of Butte County.Belle Fourche is currently growing at a rate of 1.63% annually and its population has increased by 7.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,630 in 2020.

The average household income in Belle Fourche is $84,543 with a poverty rate of 8.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Belle Fourche is 36 years, 35.2 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Belle Fourche Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belle Fourche was:

  • White: 88.99%
  • Two or more races: 7.21%
  • Other race: 1.98%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Black or African American:
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
682.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.32% (412)
The current population of Belle Fourche, South Dakota is 6,042 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,630.

Belle Fourche, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,04688.99%
Two or more races4097.21%
Other race1121.98%
Native American530.93%
Asian370.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.23%
Black or African American
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Belle Fourche Population by Race

Belle Fourche Population Pyramid 2024

Belle Fourche Median Age

36

Total

35.2

Male

38

Female

Belle Fourche Adults

There are 4,301 adults, (943 of whom are seniors) in Belle Fourche.

Belle Fourche Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Belle Fourche Sex Ratio

Female2,91651.43%
Male2,75448.57%

Belle Fourche Population by Age

Belle Fourche Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3402.3769.930.1
Married1,0683.0783.416.6
Non Family9141.2555.544.5
Female2562.7361.338.7
Male1024.2379.420.6
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Belle Fourche Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Belle Fourche Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belle Fourche Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Belle Fourche Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,907

Average Earnings

$52,297

Average Male

$29,038

Average Female

Belle Fourche Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belle Fourche Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Belle Fourche Language

97.44% of Belle Fourche residents speak only English, while 2.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.07% of the population.

Belle Fourche Language

Belle Fourche Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,7973717.73%
Hispanic2846021.13%
Other1124338.39%
Asian3737100%
Multiple409122.93%
Native5311.89%
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8.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.18%

Male Poverty Rate

10.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belle Fourche

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belle Fourche is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belle Fourche is Native, with 1.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.42%.

Belle Fourche Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.14%
Less Than 9th Grade7.59%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%
Some College1.78%
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Belle Fourche Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed8.11%
Male Unemployed4.38%
Male Employed2.19%
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Belle Fourche Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belle Fourche Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Belle Fourche Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Belle Fourche Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Belle Fourche Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Belle Fourche Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Belle Fourche Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

386

Number of Veterans

315

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

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Belle Fourche Veterans by War

count

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Belle Fourche Veterans by Age

count

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Belle Fourche Veterans by Race

Belle Fourche Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belle Fourche Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Belle Fourche Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Belle Fourche Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Belle Fourche Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.29%

Born in Belle Fourche

99.96%

Native Born

0.04%

Foreign Born

0.04%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.96% of Belle Fourche residents were born in the United States, with 61.29% having been born in South Dakota. 0.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Belle Fourche Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,527971.51%
20286,430971.53%
20276,333971.56%
20266,236971.58%
20256,139971.61%
20246,042971.63%
20235,945971.66%
20225,848971.69%
20215,7511212.15%
20205,630-52-0.92%
20195,682771.37%
20185,605561.01%
20175,549-27-0.48%
20165,576-58-1.03%
20155,634-28-0.49%
20145,662-19-0.33%
20135,681360.64%
20125,645-60-1.05%
20115,705911.62%
20105,6141,04922.98%
20004,5652305.31%
19904,335-357-7.61%
19804,69245610.76%
19704,2361493.65%
19604,08754715.45%
19503,540
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Belle Fourche Population by Year