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Platte County, Wyoming (WY)

County population in 2016: 8,777 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Platte County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Platte County, Wyoming:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Wyoming median age:  37.2 years
Males: 4,577  (52.2%)
Females: 4,200  (47.8%)
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Average household size:
Platte County:

2.0 people
Wyoming:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,563 ($33,866 in 1999)

This county:

$41,563
Wyoming:

$59,882

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $522 (lower quartile is $399, upper quartile is $717)
This county:

$522
State:

$718


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $171,876 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Platte:

$171,876
Wyoming:

$209,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,911 - $256,416

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $249,883
Here:

$249,883
State:

$311,086

Mobile homes: $74,223
Here:

$74,223
State:

$90,504
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,073
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $918 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $977 (0.6%)

Platte County household income distribution in 2009 Platte County home values distribution Platte County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
Platte County:

15.2%
Wyoming:

11.3%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.5% for other race residents, 11.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 47.7 years old
(Males: 46.0 years old, Females: 49.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.8 years old, Black residents: 24.1 years old, American Indian residents: 60.7 years old, Asian residents: 59.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.0 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 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

2012 air pollution in Platte County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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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:

3.3%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 173
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 221 (50.0% naturalized citizens)

Platte County:

2.5%
Whole state:

3.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 30
  • 2000 to 2009: 106
  • 1990 to 1999: 26
  • 1980 to 1989: 12
  • 1970 to 1979: 20
  • Before 1970: 29
Note: State values scaled to Platte County population

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: 3,667
  • One, attached: 69
  • Two: 41
  • 3 or 4: 129
  • 5 to 9: 55
  • 10 to 19: 56
  • 20 or more: 18
  • Mobile homes: 716

Housing units in Platte County with a mortgage: 1,256 (27 second mortgage, 83 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,499

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

56.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Platte County

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Switzerland (19%)
  • Belgium (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Australia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Russia (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Platte County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Czech (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Platte County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,662 (69.1%)
  • Carpooled: 388 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 18 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 239 (6.2%)
  • Worked at home: 561 (14.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $53,448.

7.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Wyoming average:

8.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.50% relocated from other counties in Wyoming ($17,382 average AGI)
4.28% relocated from other states ($31,846 average AGI)
Platte County:

4.28%
Wyoming average:

5.64%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Laramie County, WY  1.05% ($35,139 average AGI)
from Goshen County, WY  0.58% ($34,900)
from Albany County, WY  0.47% ($37,688)
from Converse County, WY  0.35% ($32,500)
from Natrona County, WY  0.29% ($73,800)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Wyoming average:

8.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.12% relocated to other counties in Wyoming ($12,660 average AGI)
3.88% relocated to other states ($21,084 average AGI)
Platte County:

3.88%
Wyoming average:

5.77%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Laramie County, WY  0.88% ($24,267 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.47% ($23,813)
to Converse County, WY  0.41% ($32,000)
to Natrona County, WY  0.41% ($26,214)
to Goshen County, WY  0.32% ($26,545)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 8,777
  • In family households: 7,184 (1,385 male householders, 1,057 female householders)
    1,979 spouses, 2,121 children (1,837 natural, 103 adopted, 159 stepchildren), 58 grandchildren, 76 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 188 other relatives, 228 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,475 (639 male householders (552 living alone)), 544 female householders (459 living alone)), 290 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 117

Size of family households: 1,636 2-persons, 235 3-persons, 357 4-persons, 208 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,011 1-person, 138 2-persons, 33 3-persons.

1,012 married couples with children.
625 single-parent households (302 men, 323 women).

95.4% of residents of Platte speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 10% 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:

6.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 84
  • 2000 to 2009: 331
  • 1990 to 1999: 472
  • 1980 to 1989: 781
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,092
  • 1960 to 1969: 278
  • 1950 to 1959: 509
  • 1940 to 1949: 125
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,006
Note: State values scaled to Platte population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Platte County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 330
  • 5 rooms: 367
  • 6 rooms: 526
  • 7 rooms: 394
  • 8 rooms: 321
  • 9+ rooms: 696
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 374
  • 5 rooms: 85
  • 6 rooms: 146
  • 7 rooms: 100
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Platte County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 115
  • 2 bedrooms: 526
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,147
  • 4 bedrooms: 699
  • 5+ bedrooms: 229
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 422
  • 3 bedrooms: 230
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County, Wyoming in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Platte County population
  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 353
  • 2 vehicles: 1,206
  • 3 vehicles: 758
  • 4 vehicles: 291
  • 5+ vehicles: 116
  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 488
  • 2 vehicles: 201
  • 3 vehicles: 74
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 59

81% of Platte County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Wyoming.

Platte County:

81.1%
State average:

81.9%

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

  • This state: 3,164
  • Other state: 5,357
  • Northeast: 311
  • Midwest: 2,336
  • South: 972
  • West: 1,787

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Platte County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Wood (12.3%)
  • Electricity (12.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (65.2%)
  • Electricity (15.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Wood (5.7%)
  • Other fuel (4.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

5.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

5.1%
Wyoming:

4.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

17.4%
Wyoming:

4.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Platte County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,205,000
    Regular Highways: $390,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,587,000
    Correctional Institutions: $930,000
    Health - Other: $855,000
    Police Protection: $550,000
    Regular Highways: $501,000
    Financial Administration: $359,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000
    Libraries: $259,000
    Parks and Recreation: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $211,000
    General Public Buildings: $196,000
    General - Other: $196,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $72,000
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,225,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $861,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $730,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $491,000
    General - Other: $210,000
    Police Protection: $63,000
    Regular Highways: $60,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,664,000

Platte County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $500,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,132,000
    General Local Government Support: $151,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $632,000
    Highways: $609,000
    All Other: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,205,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $576,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,366,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,099,000
    All Other: $1,044,000
    Highways: $298,000
    Public Welfare: $83,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,202,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,446,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $294,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $87,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $6,000

Platte County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,613,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $51,413,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,200,000

Platte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,015,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,700,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,413,000

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
Platte County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Platte County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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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