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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