Belle Fourche is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 5,617 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belle Fourche is the 18th largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities, Belle Fourche isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Belle Fourche are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Fourche is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Fourche who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), food service (10.73%), and management occupations (9.10%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Belle Fourche has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Belle Fourche a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.56 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Belle Fourche rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.35% of adults 25 and older in Belle Fourche have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Belle Fourche in 2018 was $28,774, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,096 for a family of four. However, Belle Fourche contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belle Fourche is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belle Fourche home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle Fourche residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Belle Fourche include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Belle Fourche is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.