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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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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.
14% 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 $234. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.
Libraries in Belle Plaine include Belle Plaine Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Belle Plaine include Belle Plaine Union
Benton County supported John Kerry 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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