Belle Plaine, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belle Plaine, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Belle Plaine had a population of 7,222 as of July 1, 2017. Belle Plaine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Plaine is located at latitude 44.6198 and longitude -93.7646 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belle Plaine (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Belle Plaine (GNIS ID: 2394113) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belle Plaine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belle Plaine: City of Belle Plaine.

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Belle Plaine, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,222
Daytime Population: Workers 1,699
Daytime Population: Residents 3,566
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,265
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 6,999
Population in Familes 5,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density2 1,250
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $72,845
Average Household Income $84,527
Per Capita Income $30,530


Total Housing Units 2,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,027 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 529 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $189,684
Average Home Value $209,357


Total Households 2,556
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,811
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.12% 1.72%
Households 1.09% 1.7%
Families 1.04% 1.64%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Belle Plaine, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Plaine to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 87th
Population Density # 195 79th
Diversity Index # 310 66th
Median Household Income # 126 86th
Per Capita Income # 334 63rd

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