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Welcome to Belle Plaine ...

The city of Belle Plaine is located in Benton County.

The location of Belle Plaine has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Belle Plaine has a population of 2,443 people<2> (see below for details).

Belle Plaine is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Belle Plaine lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Belle Plaine: (319)

The ZIP code for Belle Plaine: 52208<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belle Plaine had a population of 2,534 people (or 9.72% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Belle Plaine the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Belle Plaine represents 0.08% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,534 people, the population of Belle Plaine decreased 11.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,878 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Belle Plaine had an population of 2,443 people. This is a decrease of 3.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.11% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belle Plaine.

Communities Also Named Belle Plaine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Belle Plaine - they are located in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Belle Plaine.

Websites for Belle Plaine ...

Official Website: www.belleplaineiowa.us/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belle Plaine. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belle Plaine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belle Plaine. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Belle Plaine:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belle Plaine ...

Looking for more information about Belle Plaine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belle Plaine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belle Plaine.

Communities near Belle Plaine ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Tama   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Belle Plaine

Located in Tama County

Marengo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Belle Plaine

Located in Iowa County

Toledo   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Belle Plaine

Located in Tama County

Brooklyn   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Belle Plaine

Located in Poweshiek County

Dysart   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Belle Plaine

Located in Tama County

Victor   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Belle Plaine

Located in Iowa County

Newhall   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Blairstown   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Belle Plaine

Van Horne   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Keystone   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Belle Plaine.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Benton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Belle Plaine: www.belleplaineiowa.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belle Plaine.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belle Plaine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Belle Plaine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belle Plaine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belle Plaine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belle Plaine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Belle Plaine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belle Plaine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8967, Longitude: -92.2744     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belle Plaine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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