Belle Plaine, Kansas

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Belle Plaine, Kansas
City
Location of Belle Plaine, Kansas
Location of Belle Plaine, Kansas
Map of Sumner Co, Ks, USA.png
Coordinates: 37°23′39″N 97°16′45″W / 37.39417°N 97.27917°W / 37.39417; -97.27917Coordinates: 37°23′39″N 97°16′45″W / 37.39417°N 97.27917°W / 37.39417; -97.27917
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sumner
Area[1]
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,224 ft (373 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,681
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,640
 • Density 1,847.3/sq mi (713.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67013
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-05500[4]
GNIS feature ID 0470240[5]
Website www.BPKS.org

Belle Plaine is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,681.[6]

History[edit]

Belle Plaine was a station and shipping point at the junction of two railroads.[7]

Geography[edit]

Belle Plaine is located at 37°23′39″N 97°16′45″W / 37.394214°N 97.279076°W / 37.394214; -97.279076 (37.394214, -97.279076).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), all of it land.[1]

Area events[edit]

  • Tulip Time Festival

Area attractions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,649
2000 1,708 3.6%
2010 1,681 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,681 people, 630 households, and 466 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,847.3 inhabitants per square mile (713.2 /km2). There were 717 housing units at an average density of 787.9 per square mile (304.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.4% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 630 households of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,708 people, 662 households, and 475 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,105.9 people per square mile (814.2/km2). There were 712 housing units at an average density of 877.9 per square mile (339.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.21% White, 0.06% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 1.17% from other races, and 4.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 662 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $47,422. Males had a median income of $34,821 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,414. About 7.9% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. p. 170. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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