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Belle Plaine Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Belle Plaine Minnesota sign Location of Belle Plaine Minnesota

Population: 
 Belle Plaine (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,328 2,754 3,149 3,789 6,661 +2,872 +75.80
Land Area (sq. mile) 4.10 4.11 4.06 4.06 5.91 +1.85 +45.57
Density (persons per sq. mile) 567.80 670.07 775.62 932.67 1127.07 +194.40 +20.84
Housing Units 731 973 1,146 1,424 2,501 +1,077 +75.63
Households -- 942 1,092 1,396 2,362 +966 +69.20
Persons Per Household -- 2.79 2.72 2.59 2.73 +0.14 +5.41

Geography:

Belle Plaine is a city in Scott County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.11 square miles (15.82 km2); 5.91 square miles (15.31 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota State Highway 25 are two of the main routes in the community. The elevation is 856 ft (261 m). Belle Plaine is 42 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.

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Demographics:

As of the 2010 census, there were 6,661 people, 2,362 households, and 1,680 families living in the city. The population density was 1,127.1 inhabitants per square mile (435.2/km2). There were 2,501 housing units at an average density of 423.2 per square mile (163.4/km2). The city's racial makeup was 94.2% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 2,362 households of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.1% were from 25 to 44; 18.8% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

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History:  

BELLE PLAINE Township, first settled in 1852-53, and its village, founded in 1854, were named by Hon. Andrew G. Chatfield, an associate justice of the supreme court of Minnesota Territory, who settled here in 1854. It is a French name, meaning "beautiful plain." The city of Belle Plaine, in Belle Plaine and St. Lawrence Townships, was incorporated as a borough on March 5, 1868; it has had a post office since 1854, the first postmaster being Edward P. Berry on his section 7 farm of Belle Plaine Township.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Main Street, Belle Plaine Minnesota, 1910
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Government:
Belle Plaine City Hall
218 N Meridian Street
PO Box 129
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-5553
Fax: (952) 873-5509

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 pm

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City Hall, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Christopher G. Meyer
108 Oakwood Drive
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Email (612) 756-0662
City Administrator appointed Dawn Meyer
218 N Meridian Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Email (952) 873-5553
Council Member 12/31/2022 Paul Chard
1010 Park Lane
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Email (612) 685-8873
Council Member 12/31/2022 Renee LeMieux
305 S Cedar Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Email (952) 356-4126
Council Member 12/31/2020 Patricia Krings
120 N Linden Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Email (952) 836-4302
Council Member 12/31/2020 Cary Coop
300 S Willow Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Email (612) 964-1008

Post Office:
US Post Office
233 N Meridian Street
Belle Plaine, MN
56011-1827
Phone:
(952) 873-5600
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 11:00 am

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US Post Office, Belle Plaine Minnesota


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 269-1114
Wastewater City of Belle Plaine (952) 873-4644
Water City of Belle Plaine (952) 873-4644
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 735-1504
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Belle Plaine Lutheran Home Nursing Care Facilities 276
Belle Plaine Public Schools-ISD #716 Elementary & Secondary Schools 90
Emma Krumbee's Family Restaurant Full-Service Restaurants 85
Bell Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 30


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Weather:
BELLE PLAINE WEATHER

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Belle Plaine Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Belle Plaine Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:
Belle Plaine Aquatic Center
203 W Prairie Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2333

Heated Water Drop Slide One Meter Diving Board Open Body slide Climbing Wall Current Channel Zero-depth Entry Play Structures Sprays Toddler Slide Water Bench With Sunshade Family Slide Basketball Hoop Concessions Bathhouse Lots of Shade 25-Yard Lap Area

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Belle Plaine Aquatic Center, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Minnesota Valley Trail

The Minnesota Valley Trail is perfect for biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. A natural surface trail runs from Belle Plaine to Chaska and a paved trail from Chaska to Shakopee. The multi-use trail parallels the Minnesota River. While using the trail system you can explore the varied landscapes which include blufftop oak savanna, wetlands and floodplain forest.

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Minnesota Valley Trail


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Beason 4    

Health Care:

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Schools:
Belle Plaine Schools
Independent School District #716

220 S Market Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011-1796
Phone: (952) 873-2400
Fax: (952) 873-6909

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,600

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Belle Plaine Schools
Belle Plaine Senior High School
220 S Market Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2403

Grades:  9-12
Students:  458

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Belle Plaine High School, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Belle Plaine Junior High School
220 S Market Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011

Phone: (952) 873-2402

Grades:  7-8
Students:  235

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Belle Plaine High School, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Oak Crest Elementary School
1101 W Commerce Drive
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2402

Grades:  3-6
Students:  470

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Oak Crest Elementary School, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Chatfield Elementary School
330 S Market Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2401

Grades:  PK-2
Students:  380

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Chatfield Elementary School, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Holy Family Academy
10679 182nd Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2582

Grades:  K-12
Students:  34

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Holy Family Academy, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Our Lady of the Prairie School
215 N Chestnut Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-6564

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  55

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Our Lady of the Prairie School, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Trinity Lutheran School
500 W Church Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-6320

Grades:  PK-8
Students:  74

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Trinity Lutheran School, Belle Plaine Minnesota

Churches:
First Presbyterian Church
219 W Main Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2966

Pastor:  Wayne Waibel
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

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First Presbyterian Church, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church
200 E Church Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-6564

Pastor:  Father Brian Lynch
Saturday Mass:  4:15 pm
Sunday Mass:  8:00 am, 10:00 am

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Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church, Belle Plaine Minnesota
River Rock Church
124 W Main Street
PO Box 184
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-5453

Pastor:  Chris Teien
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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River Rock Church, Belle Plaine Minnesota
St. John Assumption Parish
26523 200th Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (507) 248-3550

Pastor:  Fr. Samuel Perez
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm (2nd & 4th Saturday only)
Sunday Mass: 10:30 am

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St. John Assumption Parish, Belle Plaine Minnesota
St. John Lutheran Church - ELCA
148 S Chestnut Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-6492

Pastor:  Rev. Mark Johnson
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am, 10:30 am

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St. John Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine Minnesota
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - WELS
500 W Church Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-6
320

Pastor:  Martin Bentz
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine Minnesota

Media:
Belle Plaine Herald
113 East Main Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-2261
Fax: (952) 873-2262

Weekly newspaper published on Wednesdays with a circulation of 3,782

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Belle Plaine Herald

Motels:
HomeTown Inn & Suites
331 Enterprise Drive East
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: (952) 873-6017

The HomeTown Inn & Suites Belle Plaine provides comfortable rooms, designed to accommodate the needs of any traveller. Whatever the purpose of your trip, the HomeTown Inn & Suites Belle Plaine is an ideal choice for your stay in Belle Plaine. Wedding venues such as MN Harvest Apple Orchard, Edgewood Farm, Scenic Escape Barn, Ridges at Sand Creek, Northstar Farm, and Rubies & Rust Barn are only few minutes from our beautiful hotel.

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HomeTown Inn & Suites, Belle Plaine Minnesota
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