Belle Plaine, Iowa

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Belle Plaine, Iowa

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High Points

Belle Plaine strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Belle Plaine Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Belle Plaine Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Belle Plaine, Iowa

Comparing Belle Plaine to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Belle Plaine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles W of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 194 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 52208
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.896
Longitude -92.278

Belle Plaine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
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Belle Plaine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,878 100%
Male 1,404 48.8%
Female 1,474 51.2%
Under 18 741 25.7%
18+ 2,137 74.3%
65+ 599 20.8%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.97
White 2,847 98.9%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 18 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.7%

Estimated Belle Plaine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,919
Growth 41
Growth % 1.4%

Belle Plaine Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.2%
English 11.4%
Irish 11.1%
US/American 9.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
Czech 7.6%
Norwegian 4.6%
Belgian 4.3%
Czechoslovakian 2.2%
European 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Polish 1%
Italian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Belle Plaine, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Koszta (52208)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Belle Plaine 2,878 $47,105
Blairstown 682 $47,778
Chelsea 287 $36,750
Dysart 1,303 $45,774
Elberon 245 $39,583
Keystone 687 $48,750
Ladora 287 $48,333

Belle Plaine Public Libraries

Belle Plaine Community Library
904 12TH ST.
Belle Plaine, Iowa
(319) 444-2902

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Belle Plaine High Schools (2004)

Serves 230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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