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Belle Fourche is a city in Butte County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location on the Belle Fourche River, whose name derives from French for "beautiful fork."
The latitude of Belle Fourche is 44.671N. The longitude is -103.851W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,022 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,577.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belle Fourche demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butte County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57717 ZIP code.
30% of Belle Fourche residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belle Fourche ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belle Fourche was $14,051, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Belle Fourche residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belle Fourche, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.
Libraries in Belle Fourche include Belle Fourche Public Library, Northwest Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Belle Fourche include Belle Fourche Post & Bee
Butte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belle Fourche political report.
The average commute time for Belle Fourche workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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