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Belle Plaine, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Belle Plaine had a population of 2,426 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Plaine is located at latitude 41.8948 and longitude -92.2753 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belle Plaine (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of Belle Plaine (GNIS ID: 467432) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Belle Plaine is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belle Plaine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Belle Plaine, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,426
Daytime Population: Workers 826
Daytime Population: Residents 1,185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,011
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,382
Population in Familes 1,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 754
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $39,541
Average Household Income $50,993
Per Capita Income $22,512


Total Housing Units 1,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 792 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $88,602
Average Home Value $114,141


Total Households 1,059
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 634
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.47%
Households -0.54% -0.44%
Families -0.53% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Belle Plaine, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Plaine to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 141 86th
Population Density # 454 55th
Diversity Index # 467 54th
Median Household Income # 964 5th
Per Capita Income # 926 8th

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