Belle Plaine, Iowa Population 2021

2,438
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Belle Plaine is a city located in Benton County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 2,438, it is the 139th largest city in Iowa and the 6906th largest city in the United States . Belle Plaine is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,534 in 2010. Belle Plaine reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Belle Plaine has a population density of 767 people per square mile.

The average household income in Belle Plaine is $57,102 with a poverty rate of 9.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $535 per month, and the median house value is $82,800. The median age in Belle Plaine is 43.3 years, 38.9 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Belle Plaine Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belle Plainewas:

  • White: 95.20%
  • Other race: 3.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Belle Plaine, Iowa is 2,438 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,440.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,534.

Belle Plaine, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,35895.20%
Some Other Race793.19%
Two or More Races401.61%
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Belle Plaine Population by Race

Belle Plaine Population Pyramid $2021

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Belle Plaine Median Age

43.3


Total

38.9


Male

45.5


Female

Belle Plaine Adults

There are 1,887 adults, (491 of whom are seniors) in Belle Plaine.

Belle Plaine Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Belle Plaine Sex Ratio

Female

1,234

49.82%

Male

1,243

50.18%

Belle Plaine Population by Age

Belle Plaine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Belle Plaine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male45.5%54.5%
Female56.3%43.8%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
All75.8%24.2%
Married98.8%1.2%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Belle Plaine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0792.2575.8
Married4962.8198.8
Non Family4101.1958.3
Female962.9256.3
Male773.4545.5

2.8

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Belle Plaine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade341.98%
9th to 12th Grade1307.56%
High School Graduate68439.77%
Some College40123.31%
Associates Degree24814.42%
Bachelors Degree18310.64%
Graduate Degree402.33%
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Belle Plaine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belle Plaine Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,6611,500205
2+ Races24216
Other Race212112
Hispanic1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.14%.

Belle Plaine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,288$47,443$26,756
Less Than 9th Grade$20,972$22,321$
High School Graduate$40,795$48,657$27,500
Some College$35,296$47,109$25,286
Bachelors Degree$44,625$46,250$44,000
Graduate Degree$100,357$$

$37,288

Average Earnings

$47,443

Average Male

$26,756

Average Female

Belle Plaine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belle Plaine Language by Age

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Belle Plaine Language

98.04% of Belle Plaine residents speak only English, while 1.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Belle Plaine Language

Belle Plaine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,2762199.62%
Multiple401332.50%
Hispanic23730.43%

9.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.75%

Male Poverty Rate

12.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belle Plaine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belle Plaine is Multiple, with 32.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belle Plaine is White, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.90%.

Belle Plaine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.23%
Some College12.81%
High School10.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Belle Plaine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.13%
Female Employed7.98%
Male Employed5.12%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Belle Plaine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belle Plaine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,471$57,102
Families$71,006$73,888
Married Families$80,603-
Non Families$17,333$26,352
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Income by Household Type

Belle Plaine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Belle Plaine Married by Age and Sex

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Belle Plaine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Belle Plaine Marital Status by Race

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Belle Plaine Marital Status

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124

Number of Veterans

114

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam37
First Gulf War21
Second Gulf War17
Korea14
World War II5

Belle Plaine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+39
65 to 7432
35 to 5429
55 to 6418
18 to 346

Belle Plaine Veterans by Age

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Belle Plaine Veterans by Race

Belle Plaine Veterans by Education

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7.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belle Plaine Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Belle Plaine Employment by Age

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Belle Plaine Employment by Race

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Belle Plaine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.83%

Born in Belle Plaine

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Belle Plaine residents were born in the United States, with 81.83% having been born in Iowa. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Belle Plaine Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,438-1-0.04%
20202,439-1-0.04%
20192,440-1-0.04%
20182,441-7-0.29%
20172,44830.12%
20162,445-12-0.49%
20152,457-13-0.53%
20142,470-14-0.56%
20132,484-28-1.11%
20122,512-18-0.71%
20112,53010.04%
20102,529-349-1.28%
20002,878440.15%
19902,834-69-0.24%
19802,903930.33%
19702,810-113-0.39%
19602,923-133-0.44%
19503,056-146-0.47%
19403,202-37-0.11%
19303,239-648-1.81%
19203,8877662.22%
19103,121-162-0.50%
19003,2836602.27%
18902,6230.00%

Belle Plaine Population by Year