Belle Fourche - Demographics & Population
In the 2012 United States Census report, Belle Fourche had a population of 5,658, a 1.2 percent increase over the 2010 population of 5,594. With a median age of 36, the population of Belle Fourche is growing rapidly. Since the 2000 Census, it has posted a growth of 22.5 percent.
In 2010, the city reported 51.1 percent of its population were female and 93.6 percent were white. American Indians constitute 2.1 percent of Belle Fourche’s population and 4.1 percent are Hispanic. In 2010, 2.6 percent of the population reported belonging to more than one race.
The median household income for Belle Fourche is $41,014. In the city of Belle Fourche, there are 658.1 people per square mile.
Of residents ages 25 and older, 85.3 percent were high school graduates and only 16.5 percent obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 25.8 percent statewide.
Compared to the state rate of 13.8 percent, 13.6 percent of Belle Fourche residents live below the poverty line.