Belle Plaine, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 2,489 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.5%
 
Males: 1,243  (50.0%)
Females: 1,246  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52208.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,340 (it was $36,316 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$36,340
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,394 (it was $16,321 in 2000)

Belle Plaine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,021 (it was $57,600 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$84,021
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $532.

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  • Races in Belle Plaine, IA (2010)

    Belle Plaine races chart
    • 2,45696.9%White alone
    • 421.7%Hispanic
    • 200.8%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Black alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

Races in Belle Plaine detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Belle Plaine: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.0%), Irish (10.9%), Czech (10.2%), United States (8.9%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1868

Land area: 3.23 square miles.

Population density: 770 people per square mile   (low).

Belle Plaine,IA real estate house value index trend

Belle Plaine, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Belle Plaine:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Plaine city:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

27 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Belle Plaine, Iowa as of May 31, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Belle Plaine to the number of sex offenders is 627 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,226 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,109 (1.6%)

Belle Plaine satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (31.9 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (168.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (236.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Luzerne, IA (2.2 miles) , Chelsea, IA (2.5 miles ), Elberon, IA (2.8 miles ), Keystone, IA (2.9 miles ), Hartwick, IA (2.9 miles) , Vining, IA (2.9 miles) , Blairstown, IA (3.2 miles ), Holiday Lake, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.90 N, Longitude: 92.28 W

Area code: 319

Belle Plaine household income distribution Belle Plaine home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Iowa average:

1.70
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Belle Plaine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Belle Plaine, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Belle Plaine-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Belle Plaine city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 tornado 26.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belle Plaine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 332.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 314.3 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 358.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.5 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 332.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle Plaine topographic map

Birthplace of: Hap Moran - Player of football, Lonnie Nielsen - Professional golfer, Marjorie Cameron - Actor, Steve Carl - Martial artist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Belle Plaine:

  • BELLE PLAINE NURSING AND REHAB C (1505 SUNSET DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Belle Plaine:

  • KEYSTONE NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KEYSTONE, IA)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • IOWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MARENGO, IA)
  • BROOKLYN COMMUNITY ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BROOKLYN, IA)

airports located in Belle Plaine:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belle Plaine:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 33 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 37 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Iowa (about 42 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 44 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 60 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 70 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 71 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

Public high school in Belle Plaine:

Public elementary/middle school in Belle Plaine:

See full list of schools located in Belle Plaine

Library in Belle Plaine:

  • BELLE PLAINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $75,368; Location: 904 12TH ST; 20,816 books; 1,152 audio materials; 1,390 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Belle Plaine: Belle Plaine (A), Belle Plaine Country Club (B), Belle Plaine Fire Station (C), Belle Plaine Area Ambulance Service (D), Belle Plaine City Hall (E), Belle Plaine Police Department (F), Belle Plaine Community Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: East Gate Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Belle Plaine include: Christian Fellowship Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), Saint Michael Church (C), United Methodist Church of Christ (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Belle Plaine include: Williams Park (1), Old Jumbo Well Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Belle Plaine Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 903 12th Street).

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
65 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Belle Plaine, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Belle Plaine (2011 data):

  • Chelsea Savings Bank: at 601 13th St, branch established on 1936/10/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.7 mil, Deposits: $91.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Chebelle Corporation
  • MidWestOne Bank: Belle Plaine - Branch 34 at 802 13th St, branch established on 1976/11/22. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Belle Plaine travel time to work - commute Belle Plaine mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belle Plaine city (based on Benton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,07019
Mainline Protestant4,43321
Catholic4,2018
Other1203
None12,252-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Benton County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

37.0%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Belle Plaine:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Belle Plaine:

24.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.9%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Belle Plaine:

32.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

48.5%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belle Plaine, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 10$28,647$34,3760$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$17,927$53,7810$0
Firefighters 0$0 2$251
Streets and Highways 3$7,823$31,2920$0
Sewerage 1$2,946$35,3520$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,427
Water Supply 1$2,946$35,3520$0
Local Libraries 1$3,303$39,6360$0
Totals for Government 20$63,592$38,1553$1,678

Belle Plaine government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $302,000 ($121.33)
    Police Protection: $281,000 ($112.90)
    Water Utilities: $266,000 ($106.87)
    Sewerage: $179,000 ($71.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $159,000 ($63.88)
    Libraries: $123,000 ($49.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $110,000 ($44.19)
    General Public Buildings: $84,000 ($33.75)
    Fire Protection: $72,000 ($28.93)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($22.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $22,000 ($8.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($6.43)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($6.03)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($4.82)
    Welfare - Other: $11,000 ($4.42)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($2.01)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($45.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $172,000 ($69.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $578,000 ($232.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.21)

Belle Plaine government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.40)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $214,000 ($85.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $131,000 ($52.63)
    All Other: $41,000 ($16.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($12.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($4.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $250,000 ($100.44)
    Interest Earnings: $126,000 ($50.62)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $227,000 ($91.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $231,000 ($92.81)
    General Support: $58,000 ($23.30)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.21)
  • Tax - Property: $864,000 ($347.13)
    NEC: $7,000 ($2.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.40)

Belle Plaine government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($22.10)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,714,000 ($688.63)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $50,000 ($20.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,542,000 ($619.53)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($16.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($30.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $147,000 ($59.06)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($6.03)

Belle Plaine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,349,000 ($541.98)

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Linn County, IA  2.86% ($38,476 average AGI)
from Johnson County, IA  0.29% ($31,931)
from Iowa County, IA  0.25% ($54,040)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Linn County, IA  2.87% ($34,705 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.38% ($27,895)
to Johnson County, IA  0.29% ($32,793)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belle Plaine:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belle Plaine:

  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belle Plaine:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Belle Plaine fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Belle Plaine fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 1997 10:00 AM, 21, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1991 07:46 PM, 131, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1977 02:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 34,570Total average daily traffic
  • 9,423Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,792Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Belle Plaine)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1207 8th Ave (Lat: 41.900278 Lon: -92.278250), Call Sign: KIU482
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.040 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2014, Expiration Date: 02/01/2025Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:
  • City Hall 1207 8th Ave (Lat: 41.900278 Lon: -92.278250), Call Sign: WNHN918
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.890 MHzGrant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 11/26/2021Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:
  • .3 Mi S 1st Ave & 8th St Int (Lat: 41.887778 Lon: -92.286583), Call Sign: KGH666, Licensee ID: L00017694
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023Registrant: Manatts Inc, Brooklyn, IA 52211, Phone: (319) 444-2820
  • 1629 E 13th Street (Lat: 41.898611 Lon: -92.251306), Call Sign: WQAR376
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.850 MHz, 464.200 MHzGrant Date: 07/23/2004, Expiration Date: 07/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/27/2014, Certifier: Jim PierceRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Lat: 41.890806 Lon: -92.276667, Call Sign: WQBP618, Licensee ID: L00096886
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHzGrant Date: 11/07/2014, Expiration Date: 11/18/2024, Certifier: Mike MilliganRegistrant: Belle Plaine Community Schools

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 1214 9TH AVE, 1214 9th Ave (Lat: 41.896917 Lon: -92.275167), Overall height: 25.6 m, Call Sign: WNTU363
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/18/1999, Expiration Date: 05/18/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2008Registrant: Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Phone: (319) 310-5963, Fax: (319) 398-1024, Email:
  • BELLE PLAINE, .63 Mi W Of 13th Ave & 125' S Of 21st St Ne Of (Lat: 41.906083 Lon: -92.257667), Overall height: 34.7 m, Call Sign: WNTU364
    Assigned Frequencies: 23075.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/18/1999, Expiration Date: 05/18/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2008Registrant: Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Phone: (319) 310-5963, Fax: (319) 398-1024, Email:
  • BELLE PLAINE, 6.5 Mi N 1 Mi E (Lat: 41.986667 Lon: -92.261111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 125.9 m, Call Sign: WPQR287
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.081 MHz, 928.081 MHzGrant Date: 07/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/28/2020, Certifier: Don M GoettschRegistrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, Suite 769 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:
  • BELLE PLAINE, 1254 78th. Street Trail (Lat: 41.889806 Lon: -92.248389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQCF271
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 02/03/2015, Expiration Date: 02/17/2025, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • 0306 BELLE P, 7674 11th Avenue (Lat: 41.910667 Lon: -92.278111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQWR984, Licensee ID: L00127087
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 11/03/2025, Certifier: Joe SargentRegistrant: Iowa Wireless Services LLC, 4135 Nw Urbandale Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322, Phone: (515) 258-7537, Fax: (515) 258-7464, Email:
  • BELLE PLAIN, 6.5 Mi N 1 Mi E (Lat: 41.986556 Lon: -92.260917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 125.9 m, Call Sign: KJW44
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 05/27/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, Suite 769 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 557-2259, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Belle Plaine Municipal Airport (Lat: 41.885556 Lon: -92.283056), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2917, Licensee ID: L00005300
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.37100 MHzGrant Date: 04/09/2015, Expiration Date: 05/22/2025Registrant: City Of Belle Plaine, 1207 8th Ave, Belle Plaine, IA 52208, Phone: (319) 444-2323

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belle Plaine)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERONCA 0-58B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46082 , Serial Number: 058B6212, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce Martin Gapstur, 7836 11th Avenue Trl, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
  • Aircraft: GAPSTUR BRUCE M CHINOOK PLUS 2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503ULDCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 727YA , Serial Number: 02296X3, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 09/10/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce M Gapstur, 7836 11th Avenue Trl, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER S2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8864Q , Serial Number: 1564R, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry D Marshall, 200 Airpark Dr, Belle Plaine, IA 52208

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belle Plaine that have no violations reported:

  • BELLE PLAINE WATER DEPT (Address: 1207 8TH AVE , Population served: 2,559, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Belle Plaine, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4184.9 years
Charles3880.3 years
John3777.9 years
William3182.5 years
James2677.8 years
George2679.0 years
Ruth2480.7 years
Frank2381.5 years
Helen2182.3 years
Robert2170.0 years
Most common last names in Belle Plaine, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dvorak1681.9 years
Ealy1183.0 years
Johnson1076.3 years
Adams1080.6 years
Fisher1077.8 years
Martin980.9 years
Smith982.7 years
Janss979.9 years
Allen878.6 years
Klenk877.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Belle Plaine, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
Pizza Hut1True Value1
RadioShack1U.S. Cellular1

Belle Plaine compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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