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Platte County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2021: 108,569 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 73,781 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 18,818
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,256
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,744
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,029 (it was 9,534 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

31%

Land area: 420 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 258 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Platte County: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Platte County, MO (2021)
    • 83,54176.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,3806.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,2766.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,4505.9%Two or more races
    • 2,6502.4%Asian alone
    • 8360.8%Some other race alone
    • 2640.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1720.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Missouri median age:

39.2 years
Males: 53,490  (49.3%)
Females: 55,079  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Platte County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $85,157 ($55,849 in 1999)
This county:

$85,157
Missouri:

$61,847

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $884 (lower quartile is $699, upper quartile is $1,213)
This county:

$884
State:

$707


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $288,200 (it was $127,800 in 2000)
Platte:

$288,200
Missouri:

$198,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $208,300 - $408,100

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $336,051
Here:

$336,051
State:

$252,419

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,701
Here:

$164,701
State:

$215,987

In 2-unit structures: $119,226
Here:

$119,226
State:

$489,863

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $192,637
Here:

$192,637
State:

$174,828

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $261,115
Here:

$261,115
State:

$227,030

Mobile homes: $112,944
Here:

$112,944
State:

$80,918

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,691
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $614

Institutionalized population: 391

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 116
  • Auto thefts: 38

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 47
  • Thefts: 185
  • Auto thefts: 56
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Health of residents in Platte County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2021:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
55.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 375 buildings, average cost: $268,400
  • 2020: 357 buildings, average cost: $255,200
  • 2019: 316 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2018: 346 buildings, average cost: $272,300
  • 2017: 326 buildings, average cost: $267,700
  • 2016: 254 buildings, average cost: $273,600
  • 2015: 263 buildings, average cost: $274,000
  • 2014: 214 buildings, average cost: $277,900
  • 2013: 244 buildings, average cost: $273,600
  • 2012: 220 buildings, average cost: $257,800
  • 2011: 127 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2010: 105 buildings, average cost: $294,200
  • 2009: 106 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2008: 102 buildings, average cost: $280,400
  • 2007: 187 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2006: 404 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2005: 375 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2004: 404 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2003: 348 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2002: 391 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2001: 375 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2000: 379 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 1999: 400 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 1998: 268 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 1997: 279 buildings, average cost: $142,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Platte, MO residents
Average permit cost in Platte, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $3,001 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $3,141 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Platte, MO in 2021
Distribution of house value in Platte, MO in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Platte, MO in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 8.4%
Platte County:

8.4%
Missouri:

12.7%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.9% for American Indian residents, 9.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 38.8 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 39.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 30.7 years old, American Indian residents: 26.4 years old, Asian residents: 45.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.4 years old, Other race residents: 47.0 years old)

Area name: Kansas City, MO-KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Platte County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $951 a month.

Cities in this county include: Parkville, Platte City, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Weston, Lake Waukomis, Ferrelview, Edgerton, Dearborn, Camden Point.

Platte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Platte County: Richmond Water Works (A), Oggs Mill (B), Log Cabin Station (C), Stet Rural Fire Protection District (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Platte County include: Odell Church (A), Old New Garden Church (B), Friendship Church (C), New Hope Church (D), Hickory Grove Church (E), Rock Falls Church (F), Saint Paul Chapel (G), Liberty Church (H), Little Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dillen Cemetery (1), Kincaid Cemetery (2), Lavelock Cemetery (3), Gunnell Cemetery (4), Lewis Cemetery (5), Hamilton Cemetery (6), Hardin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ralph Lake (A), Ray County Lake (B), Ray County Community Lake (C), Lawson Lake (D), Sunshine Lake (E), Ray A-246 Lake (F), Ray County Number A-27 Lake (G), Swofford Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Davis Branch (A), Dangerous Branch (B), Crabapple Creek (C), Cottonwood Creek (D), Cottonwood Branch (E), Coon Branch (F), Cockerel Creek (G), Burnt Fork (H), Brady Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Barbour County, West Virginia , Anne Arundel County, Maryland , Berkeley County, West Virginia , Frederick County, Virginia , Morgan County, Ohio , Scott County, Illinois .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

2.2%
Missouri:

2.7%

Unemployment by year in Platte, MO
County total employment by year in Platte, MO
County average yearly wages by year in Platte, MO

Current college students: 3,735
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,915 (66.6% naturalized citizens)

Platte County:

7.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,9502010 or later
  • 1,4892000 to 2009
  • 9851990 to 1999
  • 6291980 to 1989
  • 3551970 to 1979
  • 491Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.7%

Platte County marital status for males Platte County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,813
  • One, attached: 2,841
  • Two: 765
  • 3 or 4: 2,563
  • 5 to 9: 2,533
  • 10 to 19: 2,746
  • 20 to 49: 1,722
  • 50 or more: 1,684
  • Mobile homes: 463

Housing units in Platte County with a mortgage: 20,484 (2,343 second mortgage, 281 home equity loan, 1,837 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 326

Here:

5.8% with mortgage
State:

97.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Platte County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,3803
Evangelical Protestant10,56041
Mainline Protestant8,28121
Other1,9749
Black Protestant1851
Orthodox--
None56,942-
Platte County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Platte County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Platte County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Platte County:

7.7%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Platte County:

29.0%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Platte County:

Average size of farms: 251 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,416
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $183.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.57%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,496
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,141
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.65
Corn for grain: 38758 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2085 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 58052 harvested acres
Vegetables: 66 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 93 acres

Tornado activity:

Platte County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1175305.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/24/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Platte County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 485% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from Platte County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 284.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 211.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 256.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from Platte County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4490, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 29, 2019, FEMA Id: 4451, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2019 - April 16, 2019, FEMA Id: 4435, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3325: June 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 3325, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4012: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4012, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Platte County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Platte

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,261 (72.3%)
  • Carpooled: 3,726 (7.4%)
  • Bus: 163 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 491 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 310 (0.6%)
  • Worked at home: 10,996 (21.9%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Ethiopia (13%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Nigeria (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Platte County


  • German (18%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (8%)
  • European (6%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Platte County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 333 people in college/university student housing
  • 316 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Platte County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 398 people in nursing homes
  • 181 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 42 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $103,006.

12.47% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($71,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.47%
Missouri average:

7.67%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($363 average AGI)
Platte County:

0.05%
Missouri average:

0.02%

7.32% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($39,240 average AGI)
5.09% relocated from other states ($31,814 average AGI)
Platte County:

5.09%
Missouri average:

3.04%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Clay County, MO  3.97% ($59,813 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  1.94% ($81,804)
from Johnson County, KS  0.77% ($102,644)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.50% ($44,681)
from Buchanan County, MO  0.33% ($48,888)
from Leavenworth County, KS  0.24% ($57,029)
from Douglas County, KS  0.09% ($66,325)


11.31% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($88,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.31%
Missouri average:

7.51%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Platte County:

0.05%
Missouri average:

0.01%

6.72% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($36,075 average AGI)
4.53% relocated to other states ($52,431 average AGI)
Platte County:

4.53%
Missouri average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Clay County, MO  3.79% ($60,273 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  1.61% ($58,517)
to Johnson County, KS  0.74% ($78,528)
to Buchanan County, MO  0.26% ($51,080)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.26% ($48,937)
to Leavenworth County, KS  0.15% ($62,113)
to Cass County, MO  0.10% ($51,116)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Platte County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Platte County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Platte County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Platte County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Platte County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Platte County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Platte County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,549 (8,209 aged, 1,340 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,883 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Platte County, Missouri in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (813)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (750)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (649)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (522)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (472)
  • Unspecified dementia (330)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (263)
  • Congestive heart failure (195)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (175)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (123)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,583
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 98
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,895

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,247
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 621
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 41.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 51.7
  • Other - 55.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 108,569
  • Male householders: 21,616 (4,491 living alone), Female householders: 21,585 (6,551 living alone)
  • 24,242 spouses (24,159 opposite-sex spouses), 2,419 unmarried partners, (2,089 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 33,569 children (30,999 natural, 507 adopted, 2,063 stepchildren), 642 grandchildren, 565 brothers or sisters, 434 parents, 0 foster children, 626 other relatives, 2,241 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 630

Size of family households: 13,053 2-persons, 7,879 3-persons, 5,600 4-persons, 2,879 5-persons, 248 6-persons, 319 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,042 1-person, 1,929 2-persons, 252 3-persons.

18,085 married couples with children.
6,360 single-parent households (1,994 men, 4,366 women).

92.3% of residents of Platte speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $271,217,000 ($3,350 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $30,962,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $128,660,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,168,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,875,000
Federal grants: $24,026,000
Federal procurement contracts: $20,428,000 ($18,027,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $44,060,000 ($1,132,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $344,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $62,138,000
Federal Government insurance: $62,098,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,321
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,555
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +790
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,865
Here:

+59 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Platte County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.99 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Platte County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Platte County, Missouri
  • 4612020 or later
  • 6,0302010 to 2019
  • 9,2152000 to 2009
  • 7,6661990 to 1999
  • 6,8681980 to 1989
  • 7,4381970 to 1979
  • 3,5051960 to 1969
  • 2,4741950 to 1959
  • 4981940 to 1949
  • 1,9751939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Missouri
  • 471 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 2143 rooms
  • 1,4294 rooms
  • 3,0715 rooms
  • 6,2096 rooms
  • 4,8337 rooms
  • 3,5098 rooms
  • 9,8489+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Missouri
  • 1,2851 room
  • 5652 rooms
  • 2,1533 rooms
  • 3,4584 rooms
  • 3,7825 rooms
  • 1,3136 rooms
  • 7997 rooms
  • 3058 rooms
  • 3729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Missouri
  • 47no bedroom
  • 531 bedroom
  • 2,3202 bedrooms
  • 13,9913 bedrooms
  • 9,6884 bedrooms
  • 3,0705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Missouri
  • 1,285no bedroom
  • 2,7691 bedroom
  • 7,0082 bedrooms
  • 2,4443 bedrooms
  • 4564 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 316no vehicle
  • 5,4921 vehicle
  • 12,9502 vehicles
  • 7,2503 vehicles
  • 2,0584 vehicles
  • 1,1035+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,597no vehicle
  • 7,1851 vehicle
  • 4,3922 vehicles
  • 7863 vehicles
  • 724 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.7% of Platte County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Missouri.

Platte County:

83.7%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 51,787
  • Other state: 47,298
  • Northeast: 3,651
  • Midwest: 28,050
  • South: 9,011
  • West: 6,586
Year householders moved into unit in Platte County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Platte County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.1%Utility gas
  • 21.6%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.7%Electricity
  • 37.3%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,202
Here:

9.9%
Missouri:

15.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 201
Here:

4.2%
Missouri:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 971
Here:

21.0%
Missouri:

25.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Platte County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,714,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,422,000
  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    General - Other: $449,000
    General - Other: $449,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,180,000
    Police Protection: $8,443,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,527,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,164,000
    Regular Highways: $3,851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,600,000
    Regular Highways: $3,542,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,688,000
    Financial Administration: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,232,000
    General - Other: $1,992,000
    General - Other: $1,832,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,243,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,724,000
    Interest on Debt: $221,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,540,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,020,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,993,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,607,000
    Special Assessments: $2,837,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,075,000
    Special Assessments: $1,876,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,525,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,008,000
    Sale of Property: $183,000
    Sale of Property: $121,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,669,000
    Regular Highways: $777,000
    Regular Highways: $730,000
    Police Protection: $455,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $267,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Financial Administration: $247,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    General - Other: $82,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Central Staff Services: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,803,000
    Cash and Securities: $33,020,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $760,000
    Cash and Securities: $631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,329,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,303,000
    Other: $406,000
    Other: $399,000
    Highways: $258,000
    Highways: $254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $34,028,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,353,000
    Property: $5,860,000
    Property: $4,883,000

Platte County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,714,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,422,000
  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    General - Other: $449,000
    General - Other: $449,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,180,000
    Police Protection: $8,443,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,527,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,164,000
    Regular Highways: $3,851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,600,000
    Regular Highways: $3,542,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,688,000
    Financial Administration: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,232,000
    General - Other: $1,992,000
    General - Other: $1,832,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,243,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,724,000
    Interest on Debt: $221,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,540,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,020,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,993,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,607,000
    Special Assessments: $2,837,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,075,000
    Special Assessments: $1,876,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,525,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,008,000
    Sale of Property: $183,000
    Sale of Property: $121,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,669,000
    Regular Highways: $777,000
    Regular Highways: $730,000
    Police Protection: $455,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $267,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Financial Administration: $247,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    General - Other: $82,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Central Staff Services: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,803,000
    Cash and Securities: $33,020,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $760,000
    Cash and Securities: $631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,329,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,303,000
    Other: $406,000
    Other: $399,000
    Highways: $258,000
    Highways: $254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $34,028,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,353,000
    Property: $5,860,000
    Property: $4,883,000

Platte County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,714,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,422,000
  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    General - Other: $449,000
    General - Other: $449,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,180,000
    Police Protection: $8,443,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,527,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,164,000
    Regular Highways: $3,851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,600,000
    Regular Highways: $3,542,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,688,000
    Financial Administration: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,232,000
    General - Other: $1,992,000
    General - Other: $1,832,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,243,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,724,000
    Interest on Debt: $221,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,540,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,020,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,993,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,607,000
    Special Assessments: $2,837,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,075,000
    Special Assessments: $1,876,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,525,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,008,000
    Sale of Property: $183,000
    Sale of Property: $121,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,669,000
    Regular Highways: $777,000
    Regular Highways: $730,000
    Police Protection: $455,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $267,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Financial Administration: $247,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    General - Other: $82,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Central Staff Services: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,803,000
    Cash and Securities: $33,020,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $760,000
    Cash and Securities: $631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,329,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,303,000
    Other: $406,000
    Other: $399,000
    Highways: $258,000
    Highways: $254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $34,028,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,353,000
    Property: $5,860,000
    Property: $4,883,000

Platte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,714,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,422,000
  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    Regular Highways: $3,183,000
    General - Other: $449,000
    General - Other: $449,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,180,000
    Police Protection: $8,443,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,527,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,164,000
    Regular Highways: $3,851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,600,000
    Regular Highways: $3,542,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,688,000
    Financial Administration: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,232,000
    General - Other: $1,992,000
    General - Other: $1,832,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,243,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,724,000
    Interest on Debt: $221,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,540,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,020,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,993,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,607,000
    Special Assessments: $2,837,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,075,000
    Special Assessments: $1,876,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,525,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,008,000
    Sale of Property: $183,000
    Sale of Property: $121,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,669,000
    Regular Highways: $777,000
    Regular Highways: $730,000
    Police Protection: $455,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $267,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Financial Administration: $247,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    General - Other: $82,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Central Staff Services: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,803,000
    Cash and Securities: $33,020,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $760,000
    Cash and Securities: $631,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,329,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,303,000
    Other: $406,000
    Other: $399,000
    Highways: $258,000
    Highways: $254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $34,028,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,353,000
    Property: $5,860,000
    Property: $4,883,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 460
  • Number of aged recipients: 46
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 414
  • Number of recipients under 18: 91
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 294
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 75
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 157
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 211
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED552$161,703595$200,2252,944$186,198119$68,6053$2,443,667157$154,2233$162,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$150,00034$184,235212$184,82120$22,6000$06$192,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$131,15164$185,359736$205,67366$47,9700$030$180,0337$49,143
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN66$164,72777$184,935639$183,99234$83,9710$020$152,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$178,83311$164,273137$192,0446$81,0000$07$187,7140$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED154$218,636133$205,2861$117,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED43$234,74457$203,0703$119,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$226,48131$212,7100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$171,83310$217,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$216,4006$245,3333$107,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Platte, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Platte, MO - Value
Most common first names in Platte County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary28078.0 years
John26074.6 years
William22774.9 years
James22172.9 years
Robert21770.9 years
Charles18674.8 years
George12477.2 years
Helen11579.3 years
Dorothy9777.5 years
Margaret8979.1 years
Most common last names in Platte County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller10277.9 years
Smith9772.3 years
Jones9075.4 years
Johnson7475.3 years
Williams7372.3 years
Brown6272.6 years
Anderson4976.4 years
Wilson4574.0 years
Davis3974.6 years
Foster3677.0 years
Businesses in Platte County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Arby's2McDonald's3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1New Balance1
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Burger King1On The Border1
CVS2Pizza Hut3
Caribou Coffee2Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In2
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Shoe Carnival1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
FedEx9Subway6
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell2
H&R Block4Travelodge1
Hardee's1True Value2
IHOP1U-Haul3
Jimmy John's3UPS6
Jones New York2Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Waffle House2
Kmart1Walgreens2
La Quinta1YMCA2
Long John Silver's1

Platte County on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"