Belle Fourche

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 5,655 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic5,144 90.3%
Of Color552 9.7%
American Indian124 2.2%
Asianless than 1%
Hispanic (any race)283 5.0%
Some other raceless than 1%
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 5424 7.4%
5 to 17942 16.5%
18 to 643,302 58.0%
65+1,028 18.0%
Median age37.7
Population by gender
Female2,870 50.4%
Male2,826 49.6%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)941
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)372 39.5%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$41,346
Population for whom poverty status is determined5,522 [2]
In poverty580 10.5%
Under 5suppressed
5 to 17suppressed
18 to 64417 12.7%
65+106 11.3%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population5,575
Individuals without health insurance1,043 18.7%
Individuals with one or more disabilities879 15.8%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs672 29.0%
Cost burdened owners283 18.2%
Cost burdened renters389 51.5%
Homeownership rate1,559 65.3%
White non-Hispanic1,450 66.6%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign bornsuppressed
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed
Speaks English less than very wellless than 1%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer592 21.2%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 79.1%
Total adult population (25+)3,822
Less than high school276 7.2%
High school or equivalent1,517 39.7%
Some college or associate's degree1,335 34.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher694 18.2%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.