Belle Plaine has the 3093rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Belle Plaine is part of the Minneapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Minneapolis area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Minneapolis has the 14th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Belle Plaine is above average at $53,450, and the median cost of a home in Belle Plaine is $166,900, which is below the national average. 28% of workers in Belle Plaine hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Belle Plaine. 82% of Belle Plaine workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Belle Plaine spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.