Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Belle Fourche: City in and county seat of Butte County, South Dakota, United States


Belle Fourche is a city located in the county of Butte in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,594 and a population density of 242 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,742 inhabitants.

Belle Fourche locator map
Location of Belle Fourche on South Dakota map.

Quick Facts about Belle Fourche

Population : 5,742 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Dakota (United States)
County : Butte County
Postal code : 57717
Phone Area Codes : 605
Area : 23.1 km2
Altitude : 3,022 feet / 921 meters
Capital city : Belle Fourche is capital of Butte County
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 02:16:29 (28th September 2023)
Density : 249 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.58% (2010-2020)
Narrow building in Belle Fourche image
Narrow building in Belle Fourche
Narrow building in Belle Fourche image


Belle Fourche is located at 44°40'17"N 103°51'8"W (44.6713700, -103.8521500).

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The population of Belle Fourche increased by 2.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,594 - census
2011 5,703 1.91% estimation process
2012 5,647 -0.99% estimation process
2013 5,683 0.63% estimation process
2014 5,663 -0.35% estimation process
2015 5,639 -0.43% estimation process
2016 5,586 -0.95% estimation process
2017 5,554 -0.58% estimation process
2018 5,616 1.1% estimation process
2019 5,702 1.51% estimation process
2020 5,742 0.7% estimation process

Belle Fourche zip code is 57717. County name: Butte, County fips: 46019

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People born in Belle Fourche (8)

People born in Belle Fourche, including baseball player Jason Kubel, writer Bill Pearson, baseball player John Strohmayer, .


Schools in Belle Fourche

College & universities near Belle Fourche, SD

Code Name City ZIP
219046 Black Hills State University Spearfish (SD) 57799-9500

Post offices near Belle Fourche

Post Office Name City ZIP
Belle Fourch Post Office Belle Fourche (SD) 57717

Other cities in Butte County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Butte County , SD.

City Name Population Title
Newell 603 City in Butte County, South Dakota, United States
Nisland 227 Town in Butte County, South Dakota, United States
Vale 127 Census-designated place in Butte County, South Dakota
Fruitdale 68 Town in South Dakota, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Belle Fourche distances to largest South Dakota cities