Belle Plaine, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 1,581 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 768  (48.6%)
Females: 813  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67013.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,951 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$52,951
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,130 (it was $16,414 in 2000)

Belle Plaine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,209 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$108,209
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $124,788; detached houses: $127,216; townhouses or other attached units: $151,993; in 2-unit structures: $80,899; mobile homes: $102,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $789.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belle Plaine: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.9%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belle Plaine, KS (2010)
    • 1,57693.8%White alone
    • 523.1%Hispanic
    • 271.6%Two or more races
    • 161.0%American Indian alone
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Belle Plaine, Kansas as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belle Plaine is 159 to 1.


Crime rates in Belle Plaine by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2012

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(60.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(120.8)
1
(61.4)
1
(63.5)
5
(300.3)
4
(252.4)
3
(191.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(785.5)
9
(552.5)
8
(507.6)
8
(480.5)
2
(126.2)
2
(127.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(845.9)
26
(1,596)
25
(1,586)
4
(240.2)
11
(694.0)
5
(318.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(120.8)
6
(368.3)
5
(317.3)
1
(60.1)
4
(252.4)
1
(63.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(181.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)171.0144.3137.1108.1107.365.1

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Crime rate in Belle Plaine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (19.0%), American (18.8%), Swedish (8.4%), Irish (7.0%), English (6.7%), French Canadian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,949 people per square mile   (low).

Belle Plaine, Kansas map

16 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,669 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,538 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.39 N, Longitude: 97.28 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Belle Plaine, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Belle Plaine, KS in 2017
Belle Plaine satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Belle Plaine, KS residents
Average permit cost in Belle Plaine, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in Belle Plaine, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (19.9%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (30.8%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Chemicals (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Belle Plaine, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Belle Plaine, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Belle Plaine, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.2. This is about average.

City:

67.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.66
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.14
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumner County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Belle Plaine:

Marital status in Belle Plaine, KS
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Belle Plaine:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Belle Plaine
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.5%
Kansas:

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

Belle Plaine government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $226,000 ($142.95)
    Health - Other: $186,000 ($117.65)
    General - Other: $152,000 ($96.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($89.82)
    Water Utilities: $124,000 ($78.43)
    Central Staff Services: $88,000 ($55.66)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($50.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($27.20)
    Libraries: $33,000 ($20.87)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($20.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($13.28)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($8.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000 ($35.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($19.61)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($12.65)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($3.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($1.27)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $545,000 ($344.72)

Belle Plaine government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $256,000 ($161.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $172,000 ($108.79)
    Other: $70,000 ($44.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $29,000 ($18.34)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($7.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $197,000 ($124.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $53,000 ($33.52)
    Highways: $43,000 ($27.20)
  • Tax - Property: $438,000 ($277.04)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $86,000 ($54.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $67,000 ($42.38)
    Other License: $3,000 ($1.90)

Belle Plaine government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,889,000 ($1194.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,705,000 ($1078.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($117.01)

Belle Plaine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $676,000 ($427.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000 ($1.27)

6.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sedgwick County, KS  2.76% ($48,033 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.63% ($36,273)
from Butler County, KS  0.23% ($60,100)


6.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sedgwick County, KS  3.33% ($40,222 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  0.67% ($44,203)
to Butler County, KS  0.25% ($49,818)

Businesses in Belle Plaine, KS

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Pizza Hut: 1

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.)

Belle Plaine fatal accident list:

Apr 4, 2011 05:39 PM, Sr-55, 1st, Lat: 37.392528, Lon: -97.278786, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 5, 2004 07:07 AM, Sr-55, Sr-15, Lat: 37.392385, Lon: -97.286580, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • $4,098,000Total costs
  • 184,424Total average daily traffic
  • 36,115Total average daily truck traffic
  • 178,179Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belle Plaine, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 201950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belle Plaine, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/29/1996, Expiration Date: 01/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2001, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/06/2004, Expiration Date: 06/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2008, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2002, Expiration Date: 06/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2012, Registrant: Harlan J Walton, Rr 3 Box 39a, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • TOLLE HBD, Bnsf Ls7100 Mp223 - Tolle Hbd (Lat: 37.443139 Lon: -97.262194), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WNJW836,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, 161.055 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2012, Expiration Date: 11/12/2022, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/22/2013, Expiration Date: 08/22/2023, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2014, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/09/2014, Expiration Date: 06/09/2024, Certifier: William R Mcvey, Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/27/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce E Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Other Owners: Leann R Dopfel
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2007
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/13/2002
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/02/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Richard L Blanford, 1029 N Webb Rd, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-B (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9127Q , Serial Number: E-245, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce E Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Other Owners: Leann R Dopfel
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/21/1998
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce E Dopfel, 1564 E 90th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013, Other Owners: Leann R Dopfel
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Kirke E Hatfield, 1510 E 100th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/24/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 42. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 70 took place in 2014, and the least - 18 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Belle Plaine, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.5%), and Structure Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belle Plaine, KS
    • 43461.5%Outside Fires
    • 18225.8%Structure Fires
    • 709.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 202.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belle Plaine, KS
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belle Plaine, KS
  • 81.1%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belle Plaine, KS
  • 86.7%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood


Belle Plaine compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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