B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$652
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Belle Fourche Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    209
    1
  • Theft
    750
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,179
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Belle Fourche Reviews

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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.
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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".
So much to experience and see; endless things to do. We are home to the Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, State Parks, Chief Crazy Horse Monument, Caves, fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. Over the July 4th holiday Belle Fourche hosts the Black Hills Round-up professional circuit rodeo, complete with a 4-day carnival, and awesome fire works display. Nearby is historic Deadwood, full of history and gambling. The tourist guide books are full of activities for all ages to enjoy. We have numerous campgrounds, and hotels to choose from as well.