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Belle Plaine is a city in Scott County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The community name derives from French for "beautiful prairie"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Belle Plaine. For links to other places called Belle Plaine, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Belle Plaine is 44.622N. The longitude is -93.768W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,032.


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Median household income
Local
$50,272
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belle Plaine demographic reports
Belle Plaine is in the Minnesota River Valley

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49% of Belle Plaine residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belle Plaine ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belle Plaine was $19,433, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Belle Plaine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Belle Plaine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $428.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,088.


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Libraries in Belle Plaine include Belle Plaine Branch Library ... View libraries

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Scott County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belle Plaine political report.

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The average commute time for Belle Plaine workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Belle Plaine include Americinn Lodge & Suites.

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