Belle Plaine is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 6,902 people and just one neighborhood, Belle Plaine is the 124th largest community in Minnesota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Belle Plaine, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Belle Plaine, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Belle Plaine’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Belle Plaine does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $70,983.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belle Plaine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Plaine is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Plaine who work in sales jobs (12.55%), office and administrative support (11.46%) and teaching (9.37%).
Also of interest is that Belle Plaine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Belle Plaine is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Belle Plaine really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Belle Plaine perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.