Belle Plaine is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,489 people and just one neighborhood, Belle Plaine is the 131st largest community in Iowa. Belle Plaine has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Belle Plaine is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.39% of the Belle Plaine workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Belle Plaine is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Plaine who work in sales jobs (16.64%), office and administrative support (10.38%) and personal care services (6.43%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Belle Plaine is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Belle Plaine is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.