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Welcome to Belle Plaine ...

The city of Belle Plaine is located in Scott 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 7,168 people<2> (see below for details).

Belle Plaine is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Belle Plaine is located in the (952) area code.

The ZIP code for Belle Plaine: 56011<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belle Plaine had a population of 6,661 people (or 5.13% of the total population of Scott County). This makes Belle Plaine the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Belle Plaine represents 0.13% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 123rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,661 people, the population of Belle Plaine increased 75.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,789 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Belle Plaine had an population of 7,168 people. This is an increase of 7.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.18% 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 Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Belle Plaine ...

Official Website:

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 4 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.

Shakopee   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Prior Lake   [Map]

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

Chaska   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Located in Carver County

Chanhassen   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Located in Carver County

Waconia   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Belle Plaine

Located in Carver County

Victoria   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Belle Plaine

Located in Carver County

New Prague   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Belle Plaine

Jordan   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Carver   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Belle Plaine

Located in Carver County

Lonsdale   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Belle Plaine

Located in Rice County

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

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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 'straight-line' (or 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belle Plaine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 44.6188, Longitude: -93.7639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belle Plaine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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