- Belcourt, North Dakota
official_name = Belcourt, North Dakota
settlement_type = CDP
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of North Dakota
unit_pref = Imperial
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
population_total = 2440
population_density_km2 = 161.0
population_density_sq_mi = 417.0
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 598
elevation_ft = 1962
latd = 48 |latm = 50 |lats = 26 |latNS = N
longd = 99 |longm = 44 |longs = 48 |longEW = W
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.
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.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,440 people, 806 households, and 561 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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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