For population 25 years and over in Belle Plaine:
For population 15 years and over in Belle Plaine city:
17 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,305 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (20.6 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (319.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Mulvane, KS (2.5 miles ), Udall, KS (3.0 miles ), Oxford, KS (3.2 miles ), Derby, KS (3.3 miles ), Wellington, KS (3.3 miles ), Haysville, KS (3.5 miles ), Rose Hill, KS (3.8 miles ), Clearwater, KS (3.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.39 N, Longitude: 97.28 W
Area code: 620
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Belle Plaine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+2.1%).
Work and jobs in Belle Plaine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Belle Plaine, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Belle Plaine-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 206% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/26/1991, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Belle Plaine city center killed 17 people and injured 225 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Belle Plaine-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.8 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sumner County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Belle Plaine:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.312. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.772. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Belle Plaine and their reported violations in the past:BELLE PLAINE, CITY OF (Population served: 1618, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.3%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Belle Plaine (based on Sumner County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.37%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
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Belle Plaine government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,333 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,718 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belle Plaine)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belle Plaine)
FAA Registered Aircraft:11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belle Plaine)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.