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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Belle Fourche is a town in South Dakota with a population of 5,622. Belle Fourche is in Butte County. Living in Belle Fourche offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Belle Fourche there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and retirees live in Belle Fourche and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Belle Fourche are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$655
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Belle Fourche Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    162.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    270.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,930
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Belle Fourche

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,145
National
$55,322
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Belle Fourche Reviews

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This town is one of the greatest small towns that any one could find in the United States. The community is full of loving and wonderful people who want to give back to one another. Summers, winters, and every season always brings a nostalgia that makes you feel like life couldn't get any better. Belle Fourche is an amazing rodeo town with great people.
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Quiet little town, friendly people. Very scenic and full of local history. Downtown is quaint and filled with local charm. There are some interesting shops downtown on main street. No much of a night life, there are a few bars and casinos. The town pretty much shuts down after 5pm. The school district is decent, small class sizes. The teachers are nice enough. Not a lot of crime, mostly speeding tickets through subdivisions, some petty left. Cars broken into by bored teens, lawn ornament left.
Belle Fourche is a small town western community. Growing up, I never felt unsafe. Crime rate is low. It was nice to see someone you knew everywhere you went and nearly everyone was very friendly. Being in a rural community, commutes were not an issue for traffic. However, sometimes distance from the homes of ranchers and wives to town is quite the commute. The townspeople were so supportive of the students and sports teams in the community. The community fundraised money for scholarships for each senior in the high school who completed so many volunteer hours in the community. I was so ready to go out and see the world when I graduated high school, but I am now so much more thankful for that small town culture I grew up with and look forward to coming "home".