Belfield, North Dakota

According to allpubliclibraries, Belfield is a small city located in Stark County, North Dakota. It is situated close to the Missouri River and has a population of around 1,500 people. The city is known for its beautiful scenery and rolling hills, making it an ideal place to relax and take in nature’s beauty. Belfield has four distinct seasons with warm summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer hovers around 70 degrees Fahrenheit while the winter months can drop below zero.

The history of Belfield dates back to the late 1800s when German immigrants settled in the area and established farms. In 1883, Belfield was officially founded by Henry Dorman. The town quickly grew with many businesses opening up, including a general store, post office, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, and church.

Politics wise, Belfield is part of North Dakota’s 25th Legislative District which is represented by Republican Representative Tom Beadle. The economy of Belfield is mainly based on agriculture as well as oil drilling and mining industries that are prevalent throughout Stark County.

Belfield boasts two schools; one elementary school for grades K-6 and one high school for grades 7-12. Both schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports teams, music programs and clubs that give students the opportunity to explore their interests outside of the classroom.

As far as landmarks go, Belfield has several notable sites such as the historic Dorman House which was built in 1889 by Henry Dorman himself; it now serves as a museum showcasing artifacts from early life in North Dakota. Another popular spot is Rafferty Dam which was constructed in 1965 on the Little Missouri River; it provides excellent fishing opportunities for locals and visitors alike!

Population: 866. Estimated population in July 2020: 820 (-5.3% change)
Males: 442 (51.0%), Females: 424 (49.0%)

Stark County

Zip code: 58622

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $27,619
Median house value: $35,300

Races in Belfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (56.9%), Ukrainian (17.0%), Norwegian (11.5%), French (7.7%), Polish (4.8%), Irish (4.7%).

Elevation: 2592 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles


Belfield, North Dakota is a small town located in Stark County. The population of Belfield is estimated to be around 600 people. The majority of the population are Caucasian, with a small percentage of African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. The median age in Belfield is 38, and the median household income is just over $50,000. There are many families in Belfield that have lived here for generations. The town is known for its tight-knit community and small-town charm.

Belfield also has a thriving business district with several restaurants, stores, and other services located on Main Street. There are several churches in town as well as a library and post office near the center of town. Belfield also has a public school system with an elementary school and high school located within the city limits. The school district offers students an excellent education from kindergarten through 12th grade. It also offers students many extracurricular activities such as sports teams, chess club, band programs, drama programs and much more.

The city also has many recreational activities for residents to enjoy including fishing at Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge or exploring the nearby Badlands National Park which offers spectacular views and plenty of wildlife for visitors to observe. Many people come from all over to visit this beautiful part of North Dakota every year because it’s one of the most scenic places in the state with rolling hills, wide open prairies and vast stretches of farmland surrounded by mountains on all sides.

For population 25 years and over in Belfield

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belfield city

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-2.7%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Belfield:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Belfield:

  • SLOULIN FLD INTL (about 93 miles; WILLISTON, ND; Abbreviation: ISN)
  • MINOT INTL (about 164 miles; MINOT, ND; Abbreviation: MOT)
  • MINOT AFB (about 165 miles; MINOT, ND; Abbreviation: MIB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Belfield:

  • DICKINSON MUNI (about 29 miles; DICKINSON, ND; Abbreviation: DIK)
  • WEYDAHL FIELD (about 46 miles; KILLDEER, ND; Abbreviation: 9Y1)
  • BOWMAN MUNI (about 51 miles; BOWMAN, ND; Abbreviation: BPP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belfield:

  • MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 162 miles; MINOT, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 168 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 170 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 171 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 193 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 281 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 340 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)


Public high school in Belfield:

  • BELFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 302 NE 3RD; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Belfield:

  • BELFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 302 NE 3RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 12793 20TH ST; Grades: KG – 08)

Belfield, North Dakota

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