Belle Fourche, SD

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Population

5,622

1.3% decline

Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$41,145

0.486% decline

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

2,827

1.29% decline

Median Property Value

$113,600

2.24% decline

About

In 2017, Belle Fourche, SD had a population of 5.62k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $41,145. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Belle Fourche, SD declined from 5,696 to 5,622, a -1.3% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,346 to $41,145, a -0.486% decrease.

The population of Belle Fourche, SD is 90.5% White Alone, 5.25% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.96% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 1.37% of the people in Belle Fourche, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Belle Fourche, SD is $113,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Belle Fourche, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Belle Fourche, SD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

Economy

The economy of Belle Fourche, SD employs 2.83k people. The largest industries in Belle Fourche, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (476 people), Retail Trade (309 people), and Manufacturing (281 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,848), and Manufacturing ($45,284).

Median household income in Belle Fourche, SD is $41,145. Males in Belle Fourche, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Belle Fourche, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,145

2017 value

± $5,638

-0.486%

1 Year Growth

± 20.3%

Households in Belle Fourche, SD have a median annual income of $41,145, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,346 in 2016, which represents a -0.486% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in Belle Fourche, SD made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Belle Fourche, SD workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Belle Fourche, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9677

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belle Fourche, SD was Census Tract 9677 with a value of $38,393, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belle Fourche, SD (684 out of 5.35k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    573 ± 192

  2. Native American

    67 ± 83

  3. Black

    44 ± 62

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Belle Fourche, SD is White, followed by Native American and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.83k

2017 Value

± 407

-1.29%

1 Year decline

± 20%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Belle Fourche, SD declined at a rate of -1.29%, from 2.86k employees to 2.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belle Fourche, SD, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (423 people), Sales & Related Occupations (284 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belle Fourche, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Belle Fourche, SD, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (423 people), Sales & Related Occupations (284 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (248 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Belle Fourche, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.01 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.99 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Belle Fourche, SD, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($64,250), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($56,292), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.83k

2017 Value

± 407

-1.29%

1 Year decline

± 20%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Belle Fourche, SD declined at a rate of -1.29%, from 2.86k employees to 2.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belle Fourche, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (476 people), Retail Trade (309 people), and Manufacturing (281 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Belle Fourche, SD, though some of these residents may live in Belle Fourche, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Belle Fourche, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (476 people), Retail Trade (309 people), and Manufacturing (281 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Belle Fourche, SD has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.78 times), and Construction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Belle Fourche, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,848), and Manufacturing ($45,284).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. with $4.44B and Live animals/fish and $4.29B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.6% of the population of Belle Fourche, SD has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 2.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Belle Fourche, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Belle Fourche, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, N/A the highest prevalence of N/A (N/A). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1293 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.4%

Uninsured

36.6%

Employer Coverage

15.3%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

2.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belle Fourche, SD declined by 23.2% from 18.7% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Belle Fourche, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. N/A

    N/A

  2. N/A

    N/A

  3. N/A

    N/A

N/A the highest prevalence of N/A in South Dakota, at N/A.

The following map shows the prevalence of N/A in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Belle Fourche, SD is home to a population of 5.62k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.996% of Belle Fourche, SD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Belle Fourche, SD is composed of 5.09k White Alone residents (90.5%), 295 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.25%), 110 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.96%), 81 Two or More Races residents (1.44%), 48 Black or African American Alone residents (0.854%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Belle Fourche, SD are Arabic (28 speakers), Korean (20 speakers), and Scandinavian Languages (14 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

26

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Belle Fourche, SD was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 26. But people in Belle Fourche, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Belle Fourche, SD residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.996%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.509%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.996% of Belle Fourche, SD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Belle Fourche, SD was 0.509%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Belle Fourche, SD was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 Belle Fourche, SD residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Belle Fourche, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Belle Fourche, SD was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.09k ± 132

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    295 ± 123

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    110 ± 86

In 2017, there were 17.2 times more White Alone residents (5.09k people) in Belle Fourche, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 295 Hispanic or Latino and 110 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Belle Fourche, SD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Arabic

    28 speakers (0.527%)

  2. Korean

    20 speakers (0.376%)

  3. Scandinavian Languages

    14 speakers (0.263%)

1.37% of Belle Fourche, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Belle Fourche, SD was Arabic. 0.527% of the overall population of Belle Fourche, SD are native Arabic speakers. 0.376% speak Korean and 0.263% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    186 ± 73

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    97 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    76 ± 82

Belle Fourche, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belle Fourche, SD was $113,600 in 2017, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,200 to $113,600, a 2.24% decrease. The homeownership rate in Belle Fourche, SD is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Belle Fourche, SD have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Belle Fourche, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,145

Median Household Income

± $5,638

2.43k

Number of Households

± 361

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.43k households in Belle Fourche, SD declined from $41,145 from the previous year's value of $41,346.

The following chart displays the households in Belle Fourche, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$113,600

2017 Median

± $12,858

$116,200

2016 Median

± $11,599

In 2017, the median property value in Belle Fourche, SD declined from to $113,600 from the previous year's value of $116,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Belle Fourche, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Belle Fourche, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Belle Fourche, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Belle Fourche, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Belle Fourche, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Belle Fourche, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Belle Fourche, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Belle Fourche, SD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belle Fourche, SD have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Belle Fourche, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Walked

    2.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Belle Fourche, SD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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