Belcourt, North Dakota


Belcourt, North Dakota

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Belcourt, North Dakota
settlement_type = CDP
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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of North Dakota
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = North Dakota
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rolette

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area_total_km2 = 15.7
area_land_km2 = 15.2
area_water_km2 = 0.5
area_total_sq_mi = 6.1
area_land_sq_mi = 5.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2440
population_density_km2 = 161.0
population_density_sq_mi = 417.0

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
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elevation_m = 598
elevation_ft = 1962
latd = 48 |latm = 50 |lats = 26 |latNS = N
longd = 99 |longm = 44 |longs = 48 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 58316
area_code = 701
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blank_info = 38-05740GR|2
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Belcourt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rolette County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 2,440 at the 2000 census.

The community is the seat of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Belcourt was originally known as "Siipiising," which is Anishinabemowin (Chippewa) for "creek that sings with life-giving water;" the name was a reference to Ox Creek, which flows through the center of town.

Geography

Belcourt is located at coor dms|48|50|26|N|99|44|48|W|city (48.840666, -99.746588)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.31%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,440 people, 806 households, and 561 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 417.0 people per square mile (161.0/km²). There were 856 housing units at an average density of 146.3/sq mi (56.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 3.93% White, 0.12% African American, 95.41% Native American, 0.25% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 806 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.5% were married couples living together, 33.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.6% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $12,880, and the median income for a family was $15,000. Males had a median income of $23,047 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,432. About 49.6% of families and 53.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 65.3% of those under age 18 and 30.6% of those age 65 or over.

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