Belle Fourche, South Dakota Population 2022

5,960
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Belle Fourche is a city located in Butte County South Dakota. Belle Fourche has a 2020 population of 5,960. Belle Fourche is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 6.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,615 in 2010.

The average household income in Belle Fourche is $66,844 with a poverty rate of 11.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $705 per month, and the median house value is $131,500. The median age in Belle Fourche is 39.3 years, 38.3 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Belle Fourche Demographics

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

  • White: 93.13%
  • Native American: 2.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Belle Fourche, South Dakota is 5,960 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,960.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,615.

Belle Fourche, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,23093.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native1632.90%
Two or More Races1182.10%
Black or African American520.93%
Some Other Race410.73%
Asian120.21%
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Belle Fourche Population by Race

Belle Fourche Population Pyramid $2022

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Belle Fourche Median Age

39.3


Total

38.3


Male

40


Female

Belle Fourche Adults

There are 4,310 adults, (1,078 of whom are seniors) in Belle Fourche.

Belle Fourche Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Belle Fourche Sex Ratio

Female

2,902

51.67%

Male

2,714

48.33%

Belle Fourche Population by Age

Belle Fourche Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Belle Fourche Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family59.1%40.9%
Female61.9%38.1%
All72.2%27.8%
Married87.7%12.3%
Male100%0%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Belle Fourche Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3732.3272.2
Non Family1,1011.4359.1
Married9242.9187.7
Female2523.8261.9
Male962.95100

2.83

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Belle Fourche Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade471.25%
9th to 12th Grade2737.24%
High School Graduate1,55841.32%
Some College94425.03%
Associates Degree2657.03%
Bachelors Degree49513.13%
Graduate Degree1895.01%
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Belle Fourche Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belle Fourche Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,4203,214652
Hispanic16813632
Native American10846
2+ Races865014
Other Race2020
Black1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.06%.

Belle Fourche Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,000$43,750$26,674
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$34,033$45,368$29,167
Some College$26,887$38,250$25,190
Bachelors Degree$45,871$50,972$44,583
Graduate Degree$51,607$$51,250

$33,000

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$26,674

Average Female

Belle Fourche Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belle Fourche Language by Age

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Belle Fourche Language

99.47% of Belle Fourche residents speak only English, while 0.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.29% of the population.

Belle Fourche Language

Belle Fourche Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7054359.25%
Black5252100.00%
Hispanic2935017.06%
Native1634426.99%
Other21NaN%
Multiple1181613.56%
Asian1212100.00%

11.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.43%

Male Poverty Rate

11.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belle Fourche

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belle Fourche is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belle Fourche is Multiple, with 13.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.06%.

Belle Fourche Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.45%
High School11.33%
Some College7.73%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Belle Fourche Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed43.35%
Female Employed12.02%
Male Employed6.72%

Belle Fourche Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belle Fourche Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,463$66,844
Families$59,375$76,743
Married Families$67,022-
Non Families$32,648$49,614
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Income by Household Type

Belle Fourche Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Belle Fourche Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Belle Fourche Marital Status

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556

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War153
Vietnam145
Second Gulf War143
World War II32
Korea22

Belle Fourche Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54209
75+134
55 to 6488
65 to 7478
18 to 3447

Belle Fourche Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White53313.29%
Hispanic3416.83%
Native American2315.97%

Belle Fourche Veterans by Race

Belle Fourche Veterans by Education

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3.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belle Fourche Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Belle Fourche Employment by Age

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Belle Fourche Employment by Race

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Belle Fourche Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.03%

Born in Belle Fourche

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.99% of Belle Fourche residents were born in the United States, with 59.03% having been born in South Dakota. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Belle Fourche Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20225,960861.46%
20215,874861.49%
20205,788861.51%
20195,702861.53%
20185,616621.12%
20175,554-32-0.57%
20165,586-53-0.94%
20155,639-24-0.42%
20145,663-20-0.35%
20135,683360.64%
20125,647-56-0.98%
20115,703881.57%
20105,6151,0502.09%
20004,5652300.52%
19904,335-357-0.79%
19804,6924561.03%
19704,2361490.36%
19604,0875471.45%
19503,5400.00%

Belle Fourche Population by Year