Belcourt, North Dakota

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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 Anishinabe (Chippewa) for "creek that sings with life-giving water;" the name was a reference to Ox Creek, which flows through the center of town. The town was named Belcourt in honour of Georges-Antoine Belcourt, a missionary who established a mission nearby.



Belcourt is located at 48°50′26″N 99°44′48″W / 48.84056°N 99.74667°W / 48.84056; -99.74667 (48.840666, -99.746588)[3].

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.It's named after Father Belcourt.


As of the census[1] 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.

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