Platte County


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Platte County, Nebraska

2610 14th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-4904
Fax: (402) 564-4164
www.plattecounty.net

In east-central NE, northwest of Omaha; original county; organized as Loup County Jan 26, 1856 (prior to statehood); name changed 1859. Name Origin: For the Platte River, which forms part of its southern border; from French for 'flat' or 'still.'

Area (sq mi):: 689.08 (land 678.07; water 11.01) Population per square mile: 46.10
Population 2005: 31,262 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 6.20% Population 2000: 31,662 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 6.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,064; median household $39,359; Population below poverty level: 7.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,586-$26,568
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Columbus County seat (20,881)

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    Platte County, Missouri

    415 3rd St
    Platte City, MO 64079
    Phone: (816) 858-2232
    Fax: (816) 858-3363
    www.co.platte.mo.us

    On the northwestern border of MO, northwest of Kansas City; organized Dec 31, 1838 from Platte Purchase. Name Origin: For the Platte River, which runs through it; French 'flat' or 'still.'

    Area (sq mi):: 427.22 (land 420.33; water 6.89) Population per square mile: 195.30
    Population 2005: 82,085 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 11.30%; 1990-2000 27.50% Population 2000: 73,781 (White 89.80%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 1.50%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 35.90
    Income 2000: per capita $26,356; median household $55,849; Population below poverty level: 4.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $33,156-$35,174
    Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Platte County, Wyoming

    PO Box 728
    Wheatland, WY 82201
    Phone: (307) 322-3555
    Fax: (307) 322-2245

    In southeastern WY, north of Cheyenne; created Feb 9, 1911 from Laramie County. Name Origin: For the North Platte River, which flows through the county; French 'flat' or 'still.'

    Area (sq mi):: 2110.90 (land 2084.93; water 25.97) Population per square mile: 4.10
    Population 2005: 8,619 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 8,807 (White 92.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 5.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 41.20
    Income 2000: per capita $17,530; median household $33,866; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,383-$27,609
    Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 14.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Torrington Telegram, Platte County Record Times, Lusk Herald, et al.
    Those areas include: Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Leawood, Mission, Kansas City Kansas, Kansas City Missouri, Lawrence, Eudora, Desoto, Baldwin City, Wyandotte County, Johnson County, Douglas County, Miami County, Leavenworth County, Cass County, Jackson County, Clay County, Platte County.
    The Platte County Sheriff's Department said they are continuing to speak with the person of interest in the case and have already executed two search warrants.
    Talbot, a Wyoming native and freelance writer, culls historic b&w photographs from the collections of the Platte County Library, museums, state archives, and individuals to illustrate the history of towns and rural areas in Platte County, Wyoming, which was settled in the late 1800s.
    The property tax number will be adjusted to keep the levy rate the same when the final numbers are released by the Platte County Assessor Aug.
    Three additional counties in the MSA have employment levels of more than 35,000--Clay County and Platte County in Missouri and Wyandotte County in Kansas.
    Bill Hankins, a freelance photographer and journalist for the Platte County Landmark in Platte City;
    A recent inventory of vascular plants in the Loup and Platte riverbottoms in Platte County has greatly increased knowledge of the area's flora.
    The Sierra Club, Kansas City Power & Light and the Concerned Citizens of Platte County (CCPC) have agreed on a set of initiatives to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) and reduce other emissions for the Kansas City-based utility.
    To draw distinctions, Montee is pointing to an independent audit that attributed a $195,000 ledger discrepancy in Platte County to errors made by Thomas' office; Thomas has responded by saying that Montee should have been more involved in a case involving misappropriation of funds in Buchanan County.
    The Platte County District Court jury returned the verdict yesterday after deliberating for less than two hours in the trial, which began on Monday.
    Andrew Leighton, 28, of Leeds, and Scott Aitken, 22, of Edinburgh, pleaded not guilty at Platte County District Court.