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Belle Plaine is a township in Sumner County, in the Wichita metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Belle Plaine. For links to other places called Belle Plaine, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Belle Plaine is 37.372N. The longitude is -97.275W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,198 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,504.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belle Plaine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sumner 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 67120 ZIP code.
25% of Belle Plaine residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $20,896, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Belle Plaine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belle Plaine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Sumner County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belle Plaine political report.
The average commute time for Belle Plaine workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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