Belfield, North Dakota

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Belfield, North Dakota
Downtown Belfield
Downtown Belfield
Motto(s): 
"Gateway To The West"
"Where Friends Meet On The Custer Trail"
ND Stark County Belfield.svg
Coordinates: 46°53′10″N 103°11′55″W / 46.88611°N 103.19861°W / 46.88611; -103.19861Coordinates: 46°53′10″N 103°11′55″W / 46.88611°N 103.19861°W / 46.88611; -103.19861
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyStark
Government
 • MayorMemphis Tessier
Area
 • Total1.69 sq mi (4.37 km2)
 • Land1.68 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
2,585 ft (788 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total996
 • Density594.27/sq mi (229.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58622
Area code701
FIPS code38-05820
GNIS feature ID1034713[2]
Websitecityofbelfield.com

Belfield is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States and only 15 minutes from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Belfield's population was 996 at the 2020 census.[3] Belfield was founded in 1883, and has seen many boom and busts in this oil-rich part of North Dakota. It is part of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), of which 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Belfield, North Dakota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 23.5
(−4.7)
24.4
(−4.2)
39.7
(4.3)
51.1
(10.6)
64
(18)
75
(24)
82.9
(28.3)
81.7
(27.6)
71.4
(21.9)
53.8
(12.1)
39.6
(4.2)
24.6
(−4.1)
52.6
(11.5)
Average low °F (°C) 9.9
(−12.3)
11.1
(−11.6)
25.2
(−3.8)
34.3
(1.3)
45.7
(7.6)
54.9
(12.7)
61.5
(16.4)
60.6
(15.9)
52.7
(11.5)
38.7
(3.7)
26.1
(−3.3)
12.9
(−10.6)
36.1
(2.3)
Average rainfall inches (mm) 0.43
(11)
0.47
(12)
0.75
(19)
1.22
(31)
1.93
(49)
1.85
(47)
1.93
(49)
1.46
(37)
1.5
(38)
1.22
(31)
0.55
(14)
0.47
(12)
13.78
(350)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 2.4
(6.1)
3.03
(7.7)
2.72
(6.9)
2.28
(5.8)
1.02
(2.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.48
(6.3)
3.15
(8.0)
2.64
(6.7)
19.72
(50.1)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1) 2.3 2.3 6.1 10.4 12.8 12.9 11.6 11.2 8.2 6.8 2.6 3.3 90.5
Average snowy days 9.5 11.9 7.5 5 1 0 0 0 0 3.4 7.8 10.5 56.6
Average relative humidity (%) 87 84 77 64 61 62 54 51 52 61 69 84 67
Mean daily sunshine hours 4.4 4.4 6 8.5 9.6 10.8 11.5 11.3 9.8 6.4 5.6 4.5 7.7
Mean daily daylight hours 9 10.4 12 13.6 15.1 15.8 15.4 14.1 12.5 10.9 9.4 8.6 12.2
Average ultraviolet index 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 6 4 2 2 2 3
Source: Weather Atlas[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920526
193065324.1%
194087033.2%
19501,05120.8%
19601,0641.2%
19701,1306.2%
19801,27412.7%
1990887−30.4%
2000866−2.4%
2010800−7.6%
202099624.5%
2021 (est.)982[6]−1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2020 Census[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 800 people, 360 households, and 225 families residing in the city. The population density was 740.7 inhabitants per square mile (286.0/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 387.0 per square mile (149.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 360 households, of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 866 people, 355 households, and 235 families residing in the city. The population density was 799.8 people per square mile (309.6/km2). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 405.4 per square mile (156.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 0.23% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population. The top two ancestry groups in the city were German (57.1%) and Ukrainian (17.0%) of the population.

There were 355 households, out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,619, and the median income for a family was $31,167. Males had a median income of $26,146 versus $14,609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,478. About 16.7% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Belfield is located at the junction of two major thoroughfares: I-94 and U.S. Route 85. It is becoming greatly affected by the thriving oil activity in the area. The city has numerous businesses, including the Trapper's Kettle Restaurant and Motel, The Cowboy Inn, Cenex/Superpumper, Dan's Conoco Station, The Roughrider Bar and Steakhouse, Belfield Laundromat, Loved N Hated Tattoo and several others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Explore Census Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "Belfield, ND - Detailed climate information and monthly weather forecast". Weather Atlas. Yu Media Group. Retrieved February 25, 2022.
  6. ^ "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2022. Retrieved June 27, 2022.
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2012.