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Platte County, Wyoming (WY)

County population in 2016: 8,684 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 8,807 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,566
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,332
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,746
Renter-occupied apartments: 940 (it was 879 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%

Land area: 2085 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Platte County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Platte County, WY (2017)
    • 7,72687.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7048.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2442.8%Two or more races
    • 90.1%Asian alone
    • 40.05%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Wyoming median age:

37.5 years
Males: 4,540  (52.3%)
Females: 4,144  (47.7%)
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Average household size:
Platte County:

2.0 people
Wyoming:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,947 ($33,866 in 1999)
This county:

$41,947
Wyoming:

$60,434

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $511 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $698)
This county:

$511
State:

$703


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,708 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Platte:

$189,708
Wyoming:

$214,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,627 - $251,630

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $239,244
Here:

$239,244
State:

$297,841

Mobile homes: $74,791
Here:

$74,791
State:

$91,196

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $415

Institutionalized population: 98

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $44,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2016: 32 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $225,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Platte, WY residents
Average permit cost in Platte, WY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $930 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $998 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Platte, WY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Platte, WY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Platte, WY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
Platte County:

15.2%
Wyoming:

11.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.9% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 48.1 years old
(Males: 46.3 years old, Females: 50.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.9 years old, Black residents: 24.0 years old, American Indian residents: 59.0 years old, Asian residents: 71.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 22.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Platte County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $646 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wheatland, Guernsey, Chugwater, Y-O Ranch, Glendo, Chugcreek, Whiting, Slater, Lakeview North, Hartville.

Platte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thomas Fork (A), Raymond Creek (B), Salt Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Albany County , McKean County, Pennsylvania , Lapeer County, Michigan , Seneca County, New York , Tioga County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Wyoming:

3.8%

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

Current college students: 173
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 240 (44.9% naturalized citizens)

Platte County:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 362010 or later
  • 1042000 to 2009
  • 261990 to 1999
  • 121980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 29Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,768
  • One, attached: 67
  • Two: 46
  • 3 or 4: 101
  • 5 to 9: 72
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 764

Housing units in Platte County with a mortgage: 1,336 (33 second mortgage, 75 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,508

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Platte County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,25912
Mainline Protestant8628
Catholic7794
Other3102
None5,457-
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: 3
Platte County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Platte County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

14.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Platte County:

8.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Platte County:

22.4%
State:

24.4%

Agriculture in Platte County:

Average size of farms: 2910 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $172,957
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $104.50
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $172,509
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $78,476
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.58%
Corn for grain: 1943 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10672 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Platte County-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 330.5 miles away from Platte County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 465.3 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 337.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from Platte County center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wyoming Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2015 to June 06, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4227: July 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wyoming Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: May 18, 2011 to July 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4007: July 22, 2011, FEMA Id: 4007, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Wyoming Flooding, Incident Period: June 04, 2010 to June 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1923: July 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1923, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wyoming Winter Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 2000 to November 20, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1351: December 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1351, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm

The number of natural disasters in Platte County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Platte

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,680 (69.6%)
  • Carpooled: 440 (11.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 25 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 54 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 186 (4.8%)
  • Worked at home: 503 (13.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (42%)
  • Switzerland (18%)
  • Belgium (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Australia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Russia (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Platte County


  • German (17%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Czech (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • European (2%)

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

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

  • 78 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 60 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,829.

7.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Wyoming average:

7.08%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.04% relocated from other counties in Wyoming ($22,955 average AGI)
4.36% relocated from other states ($31,265 average AGI)
Platte County:

4.36%
Wyoming average:

4.84%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Laramie County, WY  0.77% ($30,964 average AGI)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Wyoming average:

7.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.29% relocated to other counties in Wyoming ($21,189 average AGI)
4.17% relocated to other states ($25,600 average AGI)
Platte County:

4.17%
Wyoming average:

5.61%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Laramie County, WY  1.21% ($52,023 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Platte County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Platte County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Platte County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
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: 1,820 (1,596 aged, 224 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 180 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Platte County, Wyoming in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (110)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (102)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (84)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (73)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (53)
  • Congestive heart failure (52)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (36)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (31)
  • Unspecified dementia (29)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (28)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.54
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,285
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 785
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,622

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 975
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 951
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,684
  • In family households: 7,051 (1,296 male householders, 1,142 female householders)
    1,966 spouses, 2,142 children (1,846 natural, 84 adopted, 189 stepchildren), 33 grandchildren, 75 brothers or sisters, 73 parents, 138 other relatives, 179 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,513 (618 male householders (537 living alone)), 595 female householders (510 living alone)), 298 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 116

Size of family households: 1,540 2-persons, 282 3-persons, 351 4-persons, 214 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,049 1-person, 138 2-persons, 25 3-persons.

1,029 married couples with children.
634 single-parent households (248 men, 386 women).

95.4% of residents of Platte speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $61,952,000 ($7,149 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,138,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,403,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,877,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,622,000
Federal grants: $11,858,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,510,000 ($738,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,681,000 ($3,735,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $28,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,050,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,374,000

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

Births: 466
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 513
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -162
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Platte County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built in Platte County, Wyoming
  • Year house built in Platte County, Wyoming
  • 02014 or later
  • 882010 to 2013
  • 3472000 to 2009
  • 4001990 to 1999
  • 7731980 to 1989
  • 1,1091970 to 1979
  • 3041960 to 1969
  • 4911950 to 1959
  • 1461940 to 1949
  • 1,0821939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Wyoming
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Wyoming
  • 31 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 693 rooms
  • 3134 rooms
  • 4295 rooms
  • 4766 rooms
  • 3767 rooms
  • 3898 rooms
  • 7439+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
  • 01 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 1003 rooms
  • 3284 rooms
  • 915 rooms
  • 1376 rooms
  • 787 rooms
  • 458 rooms
  • 379+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Wyoming
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Wyoming
  • 3no bedroom
  • 1161 bedroom
  • 5152 bedrooms
  • 1,1813 bedrooms
  • 8014 bedrooms
  • 2125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1381 bedroom
  • 4292 bedrooms
  • 1873 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County, Wyoming 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
  • 16no vehicle
  • 4001 vehicle
  • 1,1692 vehicles
  • 8353 vehicles
  • 3034 vehicles
  • 1235+ 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
  • 67no vehicle
  • 4811 vehicle
  • 1802 vehicles
  • 563 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles

83.1% of Platte County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Wyoming.

Platte County:

83.1%
State average:

83.9%

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

  • This state: 3,152
  • Other state: 5,254
  • Northeast: 350
  • Midwest: 2,176
  • South: 836
  • West: 1,849
Year householders moved into unit in Platte County, WY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Platte County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.2%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.2%Wood
  • 13.0%Electricity
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 9.2%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

4.9%
Wyoming:

6.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

14.4%
Wyoming:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 48
Here:

28.2%
Wyoming:

9.8%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $227,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,177,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Correctional Institutions: $874,000
    Financial Administration: $631,000
    Regular Highways: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $489,000
    Health - Other: $421,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    General - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $402,000
    General Local Government Support: $271,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $462,000
    Regular Highways: $368,000
    Police Protection: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,414,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,187,000
    Other: $948,000
    Highways: $697,000
    Public Welfare: $133,000
    Health and Hospitals: $65,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,266,000
    Property: $1,756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $443,000
    Other License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,958,000

Platte County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $227,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,177,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Correctional Institutions: $874,000
    Financial Administration: $631,000
    Regular Highways: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $489,000
    Health - Other: $421,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    General - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $402,000
    General Local Government Support: $271,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $462,000
    Regular Highways: $368,000
    Police Protection: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,414,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,187,000
    Other: $948,000
    Highways: $697,000
    Public Welfare: $133,000
    Health and Hospitals: $65,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,266,000
    Property: $1,756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $443,000
    Other License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,958,000

Platte County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $227,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,177,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Correctional Institutions: $874,000
    Financial Administration: $631,000
    Regular Highways: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $489,000
    Health - Other: $421,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    General - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $402,000
    General Local Government Support: $271,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $462,000
    Regular Highways: $368,000
    Police Protection: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,414,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,187,000
    Other: $948,000
    Highways: $697,000
    Public Welfare: $133,000
    Health and Hospitals: $65,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,266,000
    Property: $1,756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $443,000
    Other License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,958,000

Platte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $227,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,177,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Correctional Institutions: $874,000
    Financial Administration: $631,000
    Regular Highways: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $489,000
    Health - Other: $421,000
    General Public Buildings: $300,000
    General - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $402,000
    General Local Government Support: $271,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $462,000
    Regular Highways: $368,000
    Police Protection: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,414,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,187,000
    Other: $948,000
    Highways: $697,000
    Public Welfare: $133,000
    Health and Hospitals: $65,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,266,000
    Property: $1,756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $443,000
    Other License: $25,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,958,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 100
  • Number of aged recipients: 18
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 82
  • Number of recipients under 18: 13
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 61
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 26
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 51
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 37
Most common first names in Platte County, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6377.7 years
Mary5579.8 years
Robert5373.0 years
William5174.5 years
George4880.0 years
Charles4775.1 years
James4774.4 years
Margaret3080.3 years
Dorothy2977.4 years
Donald2870.7 years
Most common last names in Platte County, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3177.7 years
Smith2978.7 years
Wilson2881.2 years
Johnson2477.2 years
Baker2277.7 years
Brown1773.2 years
Anderson1580.2 years
Thompson1476.1 years
Hall1479.9 years
Davis1468.6 years
Businesses in Platte County, WY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1RadioShack1
Best Western1Safeway1
Burger King1Subway1
Chevrolet1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
Motel 61Vons1

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