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Belle Plaine

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Belle Plaine is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,681.HistoryBelle Plaine was founded in 1871. Belle Plaine is a French name meaning "beautiful plain". In 1883, Belle Plaine was a station and shipping point for the Southern Central & Fort Scott Railway. By 1910, it was at the junction of two railroads, the Missouri Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.. The first post office in Belle Plaine was established in April 1871. In the fall of 1871 and spring of 1872, Miss Olive M. North taught a subscription school; and, in 1873, school district (No. 2) was established.GeographyBelle Plaine is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.91sqmi, all of it land.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Belle Plaine has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.Area events Tulip Time FestivalArea attractions Bartlett ArboretumDemographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,681 people, 630 households, and 466 families residing in the city. The population density was 1847.3PD/sqmi. There were 717 housing units at an average density of 787.9/sqmi. 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.
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