Belle Plaine, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 1,627 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 773  (47.6%)
Females: 854  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67013.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,233 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$41,233
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,034 (it was $16,414 in 2000)

Belle Plaine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,648 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$74,648
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,884; Detached houses: $113,343; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,575; In 2-unit structures: $88,038; Mobile homes: $54,898

Median gross rent in 2013: $701.

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  • Races in Belle Plaine, KS (2013)

    Belle Plaine races chart
    • 1,71593.9%White alone
    • 462.5%Hispanic
    • 140.8%Asian alone
    • 120.7%American Indian alone
    • 130.7%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Belle Plaine: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Irish (15.7%), United States (11.2%), English (9.9%), Swedish (6.3%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 2,006 people per square mile   (low).

Belle Plaine,KS real estate house value index trend

Belle Plaine, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Belle Plaine:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Plaine city:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Belle Plaine, Kansas as of June 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Belle Plaine to the number of sex offenders is 205 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,438 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,140 (1.6%)

Belle Plaine satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $101,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $213,100
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.39 N, Longitude: 97.28 W

Area code: 620

Belle Plaine household income distribution Belle Plaine home values distribution

Crime rates in Belle Plaine by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 11000
per 100,000 60.260.40.00.00.0
Robberies 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 12115
per 100,000 60.2120.861.463.5300.3
Burglaries 313988
per 100,000 180.6785.5552.5507.6480.5
Thefts 311426254
per 100,000 1,866.3845.91,596.11,586.3240.2
Auto thefts 02651
per 100,000 0.0120.8368.3317.360.1
Arson 13000
per 100,000 60.2181.30.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.6) 153.5178.0150.2142.7112.5

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Crime rate in Belle Plaine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Kansas average:

2.60
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Belle Plaine-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 106% 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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 67% 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 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 198.6 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 360.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from Belle Plaine 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle Plaine topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Belle Plaine:

  • PARADISE VALLEY CARE CENTER (801 N LOGAN PO BOX 669)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Belle Plaine:

  • VILLA MARIA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MULVANE, KS)
  • SUMNER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SNF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WELLINGTON, KS)
  • RIVERVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OXFORD, KS)
  • WESTVIEW OF DERBY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DERBY, KS)
  • SUMNER COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WELLINGTON, KS)
  • WELLINGTON HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WELLINGTON, KS)
  • CEDAR VIEW GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WELLINGTON, KS)

airports located in Belle Plaine:

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

  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 19 miles; Wichita, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 20 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 21 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 23 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 26 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 27 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Butler Community College (about 36 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)

Public high school in Belle Plaine:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belle Plaine:

See full list of schools located in Belle Plaine

Library in Belle Plaine:

  • BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $39,610; Location: 222 W. 5TH; 18,307 books; 140 audio materials; 112 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Belle Plaine: Belle Plaine Police Department (A), Sumner County Fire District 9 Belle Plaine (B), Belle Plaine Emergency Medical Services (C), Belle Plaine Public Library (D), Belle Plaine City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Belle Plaine include: Belle Plaine United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Belle Plaine Church of Christ (C), Belle Plaine Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sumner County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.8. This is about average.

City:

83.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.252. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.252
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.69. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.69
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.586. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.586
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Belle Plaine, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Belle Plaine (2011 data):

  • The Valley State Bank: at 502 North Merchant Street, branch established on 1897/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $121.6 mil, Deposits: $106.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Morley Bancshares Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Kansas average:

11.3

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,07328
Catholic4,5004
Evangelical Protestant3,73128
Other3502
Black Protestant1871
None9,291-
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: 6
Sumner County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Sumner County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumner County:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Belle Plaine:

46.3%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Belle Plaine:

41.0%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Belle Plaine:

51.8%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belle Plaine, KS 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,049
Other Government Administration 2$5,878$35,2687$1,523
Judicial and Legal 1$3,952$47,4241$1,200
Police Protection - Officers 5$16,674$40,0180$0
Health 1$3,372$40,46414$8,902
Solid Waste Management 1$3,655$43,8601$759
Sewerage 1$2,382$28,5840$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,362
Totals for Government 11$35,913$39,17825$14,795

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $191,000 ($117.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $130,000 ($79.90)
    Sewerage: $124,000 ($76.21)
    Central Staff Services: $112,000 ($68.84)
    Water Utilities: $99,000 ($60.85)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($44.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($28.89)
    Libraries: $30,000 ($18.44)
    General - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($116.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $350,000 ($215.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $443,000 ($272.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $293,000 ($180.09)
    All Other: $146,000 ($89.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($76.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $39,000 ($23.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($18.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $171,000 ($105.10)
  • Tax - Property: $386,000 ($237.25)
    Public Utilities: $53,000 ($32.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $11,000 ($6.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,144,000 ($1932.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $275,000 ($169.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,789,000 ($1714.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($36.88)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $230,000 ($141.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $338,000 ($207.74)

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Sedgwick County, KS  2.53% ($36,829 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.58% ($25,608)
from Butler County, KS  0.23% ($36,800)


7.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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 Sedgwick County, KS  3.10% ($35,722 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  0.71% ($30,921)
to Butler County, KS  0.22% ($31,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belle Plaine:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLEY (1130 AM; 0 kW; WELLINGTON, KS; Owner: JOHNSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belle Plaine:

  • KZZD (90.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KANR (92.7 FM; BELLE PLAINE, KS; Owner: DANIEL D. SMITH)
  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWME (93.5 FM; WELLINGTON, KS; Owner: JOHNSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFH-FM (98.7 FM; CLEARWATER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBDD (91.9 FM; WINFILED, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDGS (93.9 FM; ANDOVER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSJM (107.9 FM; WINFIELD, KS; Owner: SHERMAN BROADCAST GROUP INC.)
  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSOK-FM (95.9 FM; WINFIELD, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belle Plaine:

  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K59DA (Channel 59; WICHITA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15DD (Channel 15; WICHITA, KS; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KFVT-LP (Channel 40; WICHITA, KS; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $195,000Total costs
  • 198Total average daily traffic
  • 198Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belle Plaine)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • City Hall 401 N Merchant (Lat: 37.391694 Lon: -97.284222), Call Sign: KAJ995
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4600 MHz, 39.5800 MHzGrant Date: 10/29/1996, Expiration Date: 01/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2001Registrant: City Of Belle Plaine, City Hall, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Phone: (316) 488-3433
  • 2 Mi S Jct Us 81 & K 50 Hwys (Lat: 37.366139 Lon: -97.322556), Call Sign: KBB42, Licensee ID: L00005472
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.910 MHzGrant Date: 04/06/2004, Expiration Date: 06/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2008Registrant: State Of Kansas, 9401 East Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207-1804, Phone: (316) 682-4537
  • Mp:227.2 1 Km Ssw Of Sr55 Tks (Lat: 37.386694 Lon: -97.291167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPHN235, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 896.887 MHz, 896.937 MHz, 896.987 MHz, 897.887 MHz, 897.937 MHz, 897.987 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • 3 Mi W & 2 Mi N (Lat: 37.420306 Lon: -97.341167), Call Sign: KNFU217, Licensee ID: L00505826
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2002, Expiration Date: 06/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2012Registrant: Harlan J Walton, Rr 3 Box 39a, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • Bnsf Ls7100 Mp223 (Lat: 37.434750 Lon: -97.267556), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WNJW836
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.055 MHz, 161.190 MHzGrant Date: 09/22/2012, Expiration Date: 11/12/2022, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • MP226.0 TOR, Bnsf Ls7100 Mp226.0 - Tor (Lat: 37.403361 Lon: -97.283667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 5.8 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQSA658
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHzGrant Date: 08/22/2013, Expiration Date: 08/22/2023, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2014, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Belle Plaine, 125 S. Lincoln St. (Lat: 37.388639 Lon: -97.279889), Type: Silo, Structure height: 56.4 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUD322
    Assigned Frequencies: 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHzGrant Date: 06/09/2014, Expiration Date: 06/09/2024, Certifier: William R McveyRegistrant: The Southern Kansas Telephone Co., Inc., 112 S. Lee St., Clearwater, KS 67026-0800, Phone: (620) 584-8370, Fax: (620) 584-3105, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24443 , Serial Number: 1780, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce E Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Other Owners: Leann R Dopfel
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5248T , Serial Number: 28-7225372, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Sierra M Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6072Q , Serial Number: 901, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Willis M Sinsel, Po Box 652, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 77CL , Serial Number: TE-275, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce E Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Other Owners: Leann R Dopfel
  • Aircraft: BLANFORD RICHARD L KITFOX III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81515 , Serial Number: 1715, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Richard L Blanford, 1029 N Webb Rd, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94180 , Serial Number: 1503, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/04/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Kirke E Hatfield, 1510 E 100th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94903 , Serial Number: 9303, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce E Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Other Owners: Leann R Dopfel

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belle Plaine and their reported violations in the past:

BELLE PLAINE, CITY OF (Population served: 1,640, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 28

Incident types - Belle Plaine

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Most common first names in Belle Plaine, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2477.4 years
William1776.7 years
Charles1567.7 years
Mary1483.3 years
John1473.8 years
Dorothy1280.3 years
Robert1169.1 years
Paul1176.7 years
George1076.4 years
Roy980.9 years
Most common last names in Belle Plaine, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1475.0 years
Hunt1277.2 years
Lawless1278.2 years
Brown1178.2 years
Hatfield1171.4 years
Blankenship979.3 years
Taylor870.5 years
Robinson784.3 years
Lane680.5 years
Walton682.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (2%)

Businesses in Belle Plaine, KS

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Pizza Hut: 1

Belle Plaine compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
There are 8 pilots and 29 other airmen in this city.
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