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Belle Plaine is a city in Benton County, in the Cedar Rapids metro area.

The community name derives from French for "beautiful plain"

The latitude of Belle Plaine is 41.896N. The longitude is -92.278W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,879.


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Median household income
Local
$36,316
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belle Plaine demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Jumbo Well Days - Sept. 6-9, 2007
  • Civil War Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Belle Plaine web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Belle Plaine Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Belle Plaine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52208 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Belle Plaine residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $16,321, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Belle Plaine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Belle Plaine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.


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

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Newspapers in Belle Plaine include Belle Plaine Union

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Benton County supported John Kerry 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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