Belle Plaine, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,855.
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 916  (49.4%)
Females: 939  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

49.0 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54929.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,639 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$62,639
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,587 (it was $20,381 in 2000)

Belle Plaine town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $176,873 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Belle Plaine:

$176,873
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $175,438; detached houses: $182,527; townhouses or other attached units: $159,704; in 2-unit structures: $157,069; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,447; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $211,844; mobile homes: $69,555
March 2019 cost of living index in Belle Plaine: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Belle Plaine, WI (2010)
    • 1,79296.6%White alone
    • 291.6%American Indian alone
    • 120.6%Two or more races
    • 120.6%Hispanic
    • 90.5%Asian alone
    • 10.05%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (64.9%), Norwegian (7.8%), Irish (7.3%), Polish (6.3%), French (5.6%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 855 feet

Land area: 38.4 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

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14 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Belle Plaine town:

1.5% ($1,566)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (32.9 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (118.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (204.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Embarrass, WI (1.8 miles ),
Matteson, WI (2.3 miles ),
Shawano, WI (2.4 miles ),
Waukechon, WI (2.4 miles ),
Thornton, WI (2.6 miles),
Navarino, WI (2.7 miles ),
Clintonville, WI (2.7 miles ),
Pella, WI (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 44.70 N, Longitude: 88.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Belle Plaine, WI in 2017
Belle Plaine satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $277,300
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $283,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Belle Plaine, WI residents
Average permit cost in Belle Plaine, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+7.1%).
Most common industries in Belle Plaine, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.6%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Paper (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.0%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Paper (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Belle Plaine, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)

Average climate in Belle Plaine, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Belle Plaine-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Belle Plaine town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 24.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belle Plaine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 224.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 365.9 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 434.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 361.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 472.5 miles away from Belle Plaine center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 210.0 miles away from Belle Plaine 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 Shawano County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle Plaine topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belle Plaine:

  • PINE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)
  • FMC - SHAWANO (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-SHAWANO (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • EVERGREEN CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • BIRCH HILL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • CLINTONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)
  • BEHLING MEMORIAL HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)

Amtrak stations near Belle Plaine:

  • 8 miles: CLINTONVILLE (20 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station
  • 12 miles: MARION (U.S. HWY 45) - Bus Station
  • 20 miles: TIGERTON (U.S. HWY 45 & HWY M) - Bus Station

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

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 30 miles; Green Bay, WI; Full-time enrollment: 6,069)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 31 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 34 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 35 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 39 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 47 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 48 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Shawano Area Fire Department Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Belle Plaine include: United Church (A), Saint Martin Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bomke Cemetery (1), Friendship Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Pine Lake (A), Round Lake (B), Schoenick Lake (C), Wagner Lake (D), Grass Lake (E), Long Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Rose Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shawano County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.6%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

3.7%
55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Belle Plaine:

Marital status in Belle Plaine, WI
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Belle Plaine:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belle Plaine, WI (based on Shawano County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,35743
Catholic6,93012
Mainline Protestant4,99523
Other5273
None18,140-
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: 10
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Shawano County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Shawano County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shawano County:

11.0%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

5.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 Brown County, WI  0.93% ($43,381 average AGI)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.64% ($34,336)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($31,821)


5.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 Brown County, WI  0.93% ($43,643 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.55% ($36,923)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.51% ($36,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belle Plaine:

  • WTCH (960 AM; 1 kW; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belle Plaine:

  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WJMQ (92.3 FM; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOWN (99.3 FM; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLH (98.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXWX (107.5 FM; BRILLION, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSZ (95.9 FM; DE PERE, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WECB (104.3 FM; SEYMOUR, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEMY (91.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Belle Plaine:

  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.7mTotal length
  • $1,379,000Total costs
  • 51,800Total average daily traffic
  • 2,808Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,252Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belle Plaine, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belle Plaine, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belle Plaine, WI
  • 47.2%Utility gas
  • 22.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 2.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belle Plaine, WI
  • 42.6%Utility gas
  • 26.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood


Belle Plaine compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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