Belle Plaine, Kansas

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Belle Plaine, Kansas
Belle Plaine water tower (Jan 2017)
Belle Plaine water tower (Jan 2017)
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sumner County (legend)
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
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySumner
Founded1871
Incorporated1884
Area
 • Total0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Land0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,224 ft (373 m)
Population
 • Total1,681
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,598
 • Density1,800/sq mi (710/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67013
Area code620
FIPS code20-05500 [4]
GNIS ID0470240 [5]
Websitebpks.org

Belle Plaine is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,681 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Belle Plaine was created in 1871.[7] Belle Plaine is a French name, and it means "beautiful plain".[8] In 1883, Belle Plaine was a station and shipping point for the Southern Central & Fort Scott Railway.[9] By 1910, it was at the junction of two railroads, the Missouri Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.[10] The first post office in Belle Plaine was created in April 1871.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Belle Plaine is at 37°23′39″N 97°16′45″W / 37.394214°N 97.279076°W / 37.394214; -97.279076 (37.394214, -97.279076).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Belle Plaine has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Belle Plaine has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880348
189065989.4%
1900551−16.4%
191084954.1%
1920839−1.2%
1930825−1.7%
19408786.4%
195097110.6%
19601,57962.6%
19701,553−1.6%
19801,7069.9%
19901,649−3.3%
20001,7083.6%
20101,681−1.6%
Est. 20161,598[3]−4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,681 people, 630 households, and 466 families living in Belle Plaine.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Belle Plaine is a part of Belle Plaine USD 357 public school district.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  7. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 305.
  8. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 22.
  9. William G. Cutler (1883). William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas. A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
  10. 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.
  11. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. Climate Summary for Belle Plaine, Kansas
  14. "Belle Plaine USD 357". USD 357. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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