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People

Total Population 6,838
Male Share of the Population 44.2%
Female Share of the Population 55.8%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 3,439
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $39,555
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,477

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,304
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.5%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $175,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Belle Plaine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Scott
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 56011
Phone Area Codes 952
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.622
Longitude -93.768

Belle Plaine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JORDAN 1 S
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Station GAYLORD
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carver 4,136 $123,657
Cologne 1,631 $88,894
Green Isle 555 $59,583
Henderson 842 $68,819
Jordan 5,900 $81,820

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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BELLE PLAINE SR.
220 S. MARKET ST.
952-873-2403
Serves 419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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