North Platte, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 23,888 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.0%
 
Males: 11,714  (49.0%)
Females: 12,174  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 69101.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,353 (it was $34,181 in 2000)
North Platte:

$53,353
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,214 (it was $18,306 in 2000)

North Platte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,150 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
North Platte:

$126,150
NE:

$155,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $705.

March 2019 cost of living index in North Platte: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.7%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for American Indian residents, 3.2% for other race residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in North Platte, NE (2017)
    • 21,07786.1%White alone
    • 2,61510.7%Hispanic
    • 3081.3%Black alone
    • 2641.1%Two or more races
    • 870.4%Asian alone
    • 310.1%American Indian alone
    • 100.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in North Platte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 87 registered sex offenders living in North Platte, Nebraska as of August 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in North Platte is 283 to 1.


Crime rates in North Platte by year

Type

2005

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(16.6)
20
(81.9)
15
(60.1)
19
(76.6)
8
(32.7)
15
(61.9)
14
(58.1)
8
(33.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(29.0)
3
(12.3)
7
(28.1)
7
(28.2)
5
(20.4)
6
(24.8)
4
(16.6)
11
(46.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
97
(402.4)
32
(131.0)
36
(144.3)
39
(157.2)
69
(281.7)
39
(161.0)
64
(265.6)
77
(323.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
242
(1,004)
162
(663.1)
122
(488.9)
121
(487.8)
174
(710.5)
135
(557.1)
142
(589.4)
193
(811.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,297
(5,381)
918
(3,758)
884
(3,543)
953
(3,842)
821
(3,352)
781
(3,223)
680
(2,823)
742
(3,121)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(228.2)
51
(208.8)
48
(192.4)
44
(177.4)
26
(106.2)
53
(218.7)
41
(170.2)
71
(298.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(12.4)
10
(40.9)
11
(44.1)
9
(36.3)
5
(20.4)
11
(45.4)
8
(33.2)
4
(16.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)414.6308.8300.7303.2280.9274.6272.4319.6

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Crime rate in North Platte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 65 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (27.3%), American (12.2%), Irish (6.9%), English (6.5%), Swedish (2.3%), Danish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/13/1873

Elevation: 2800 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 2,282 people per square mile   (low).

North Platte, Nebraska map

512 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.4% Africa, 0.4% Europe, 0.2% Asia).

This city:

2.1%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,384 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,356 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (210.0 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (215.0 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (617.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hershey, NE (3.5 miles ),
Maxwell, NE (3.7 miles ),
Sutherland, NE (4.3 miles ),
Brady, NE (4.7 miles ),
Wellfleet, NE (5.2 miles),
Stapleton, NE (5.2 miles ),
Sarben, NE (5.3 miles),
Gandy, NE (5.3 miles)

Latitude: 41.14 N, Longitude: 100.77 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Little Chicago

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,022 (+12.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,133 (87.2%)

Area code: 308

Distribution of median household income in North Platte, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in North Platte, NE in 2017
North Platte satellite photo by USGS

North Platte tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 44 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2001: 52 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2015: 34 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $163,200
Number of permits per 10,000 North Platte, NE residents
Average permit cost in North Platte, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in North Platte, NE
Historical housing units in North Platte, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +1,128 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in North Platte, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Rail transportation (13.8%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Rail transportation (24.6%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in North Platte, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Rail and water transportation workers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Rail and water transportation workers (11.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)

Average climate in North Platte, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

North Platte-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the North Platte city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Platte-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 43% smaller 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 554.0 miles away from North Platte 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 262.3 miles away from North Platte center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.5 miles away from North Platte center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 223.9 miles away from North Platte center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 338.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Platte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in North Platte:

  • GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 601 WEST LEOTA ST)
  • CENTENNIAL PARK RETIREMENT VILLAGE (510 CENTENNIAL CIRCLE)
  • LINDEN COURT (4000 WEST PHILIP AVENUE)
  • NORTH PLATTE CARE CENTER, LLC (2900 WEST E STREET)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - NORTH PLATTE (785 EAST FRANCIS)
  • GREAT PLAINS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (600 EAST FRANCIS STREET SUITES 8 & 9)

Airports and heliports located in North Platte:

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College/University in North Platte:

  • Mid-Plains Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,870; Location: 1101 Halligan Drive; Public; Website: www.mpcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Platte:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 93 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 127 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Chadron State College (about 164 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 174 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Northeast Community College (about 186 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 209 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 209 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Public high school in North Platte:

Private high school in North Platte:

  • ST PATRICK JR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 463, Location: 500 S SILBER ST, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in North Platte:

Private elementary/middle schools in North Platte:

  • OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 97, Location: 1400 E E ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • PLATTE VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 29, Location: 1521 RODEO RD, Grades: PK-6)
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Library in North Platte:

  • NORTH PLATTE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,202,010; Location: 120 WEST 4TH STREET; 98,029 books; 1,441 e-books; 5,148 audio materials; 4,970 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 183 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Platte: North Platte Country Club (A), Iron Eagle Golf Course (B), Holiday Trav-L-Park for Campers (C), North Platte (D), Union Pacific Bailey Yard and Information Center (E), Buffalo Bill Wild West Rodeo Arena (F), North Platte Plaza (G), Cody Park Campground (H), North Platte Public Library (I), Lincoln County Courthouse (J), Lincoln County Sheriffs Office (K), Cody Park Railroad Museum (L), North Platte Police Department (M), North Platte Fire Department Station 2 (N), Craft State Office Building (O), Neville Center for the Performing Arts (P), Regency Retirement Residence (Q), Pawnee Retirement Hotel (R), North Platte Recreation Center (S), D and N Event Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westfield Shopping Center (1), The Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Platte include: United Pentecostal Church (A), Salvation Army Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (D), Wesleyan Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (G), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), West End Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: North Platte Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in North Platte include: Scouts Rest Historical Markers (1), Buffalo Bill Ranch State Park (2), Centennial Park (3), Cody Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Interstate Park (6), Kriz Park (7), Eisenhower Park (8), Bill Wood Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lincoln County Historical Museum (2403 North Buffalo Bill Avenue), North Platte Area Children's Museum (314 North Jeffers Street), 20th Century Veterans Memorial Association (Tours & Charters; 221 East 5th Street), Lincoln County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Tours & Charters; 219 South Dewey Street).

Hotels: Pioneer Motel (902 South Dewey Street), Stanford Motel (1400 East 4th Street), 1st Interstate Inn (2320 South Jeffers Street), Old Town Inn (905 North Jeffers Street), Super 8 N Platte NE (220 Eugene Avenue), Traveler's Inn of North Platte (602 East 4th Street), Stop Inn Motel (1404 Rodeo Rd), Stockman Inn (1402 South Jeffers Street), Best Western Chalet Lodge (920 North Jeffers).

Courts: Federal Bureau of Investigation (300 East 3rd Street), Nebraska State - Court Reporter- Probation Office- North Platte- Parole Office-Adult- District J (Courthouse), Lincoln County Court House (301 North Jeffers Street).

Birthplace of: Chuck Hagel - Politician, Danny Woodhead - Football player, Red Cloud - Chief of Oglala Lakota, Ryan Schultz - Martial artist, Brad Jenkins - Football player and coach, Don Rose - Radio personality, Evelyn Hooker - Psychologist known for demonstrating gays are not abnormal, Howard Baskerville - Educator, John Howell - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Apr 28, 1978), Luke Caudillo - Martial artist.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in North Platte and their reported violations in the past:

NORTH PLATTE, CITY OF (Population served: 25,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2005)
SUTHERLAND WESTBOUND REST AREA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUTHERLAND SRA - NG & PC (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2008)
CODY LAND COURT (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-24-2007 to OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (2 times from OCT-24-2007 to OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-29-2007 to OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
UNREEL EVENTS, LLC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WELCOME INN (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in North Platte that have no violations reported:

  • SUTHERLAND EASTBOUND REST AREA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.6%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in North Platte in 2010:

  • 263 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 159 people in college/university student housing
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in North Platte in 2000:

  • 267 people in nursing homes
  • 152 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 65 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 54 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with most branches in North Platte (2011 data):

  • NebraskaLand National Bank: Nebraskaland Mobile Branch, S. Dewey Branch, South Branch, North Branch, Nebraskaland National Bank. Info updated 2009/10/20: Bank assets: $400.1 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Nebraskaland Financial Services, Inc.
  • Great Western Bank: North Platte Westfield at 1801 West A Street, branch established on 1975/12/22; North Platte Main at 111 South Dewey Street, branch established on 1878/01/02. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Towne Branch at 1304 South Jeffers Street, branch established on 1983/10/01; North Platte Branch at 315 North Dewey Street, branch established on 1963/09/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank: at 201 North Dewey Street, branch established on 1886/05/10; South Branch at 220 East Philip Avenue, branch established on 1975/04/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $433.4 mil, Deposits: $382.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Farmers State Bank: North Platte Branch at 418 North Dewey, branch established on 2002/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $43.5 mil, Deposits: $39.6 mil, headquarters in Wallace, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Nebanco, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: North Platte Branch at 301 North Bailey, branch established on 1966/06/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of Stapleton: Bank Of Stapleton North Platte Branc at 418 East Francis, branch established on 2007/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $22.1 mil, Deposits: $17.9 mil, headquarters in Stapleton, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Stapleton Investment Company
  • Adams Bank & Trust: North Platte Branch at 121 South Jeffers Street, branch established on 1996/03/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $550.2 mil, Deposits: $450.5 mil, headquarters in Ogallala, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Adbanc, Inc.
  • Equitable Bank: South Jeffers Branch at 920 South Jeffers, branch established on 2005/08/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $168.2 mil, Deposits: $127.5 mil, headquarters in Grand Island, NE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in North Platte:

Marital status in North Platte, NE
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in North Platte:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - North Platte
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North Platte, NE (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9836
Mainline Protestant6,52115
Evangelical Protestant5,57429
Other1,1685
None16,042-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Lincoln County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.0%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.8%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
North Platte:

48.6%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
North Platte:

45.1%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
North Platte:

10.5%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
North Platte:

34.0%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

55.2%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of North Platte, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 44$244,429$66,6620$0
Firefighters 42$231,542$66,1550$0
Electric Power 34$165,035$58,2483$6,384
Water Supply 33$142,622$51,8632$3,580
Solid Waste Management 24$88,779$44,3902$4,359
Police - Other 21$79,291$45,3091$1,687
Parks and Recreation 21$83,172$47,52742$41,931
Other Government Administration 20$57,380$34,4280$0
Streets and Highways 20$87,105$52,2630$0
Other and Unallocable 15$65,440$52,3525$5,417
Local Libraries 10$44,199$53,0398$13,248
Financial Administration 5$23,865$57,2760$0
Health 4$13,279$39,8370$0
Fire - Other 4$18,092$54,2760$0
Transit 4$16,216$48,64818$15,879
Judicial and Legal 1$9,202$110,4241$1,879
Totals for Government 302$1,369,648$54,42382$94,364

North Platte government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $3,435,000 ($143.80)
    Sewerage: $3,115,000 ($130.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $427,000 ($17.88)
    Water Utilities: $425,000 ($17.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000 ($4.40)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($1.47)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $27,090,000 ($1134.04)
    Police Protection: $6,843,000 ($286.46)
    Regular Highways: $4,985,000 ($208.68)
    General - Other: $4,862,000 ($203.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,375,000 ($183.15)
    Water Utilities: $3,858,000 ($161.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,671,000 ($153.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,108,000 ($130.11)
    Sewerage: $2,953,000 ($123.62)
    Central Staff Services: $1,507,000 ($63.09)
    Libraries: $1,224,000 ($51.24)
    Financial Administration: $1,159,000 ($48.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $652,000 ($27.29)
    Transit Utilities: $622,000 ($26.04)
    General Public Buildings: $232,000 ($9.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $211,000 ($8.83)
    Public Welfare - Other: $113,000 ($4.73)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($3.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $1,446,000 ($60.53)
    Benefit Payments: $225,000 ($9.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,630,000 ($68.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $8,713,000 ($364.74)
    Water Utilities: $7,367,000 ($308.40)
    Sewerage: $3,862,000 ($161.67)
    Police Protection: $154,000 ($6.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000 ($4.10)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($2.64)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($1.05)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($0.80)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.17)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,746,000 ($1328.95)

North Platte government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,931,000 ($206.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,331,000 ($97.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $808,000 ($33.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $496,000 ($20.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,570,000 ($65.72)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,931,000 ($290.15)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $36,301,000 ($1519.63)
    Water Utilities: $5,787,000 ($242.26)
    Transit Utilities: $106,000 ($4.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,483,000 ($103.94)
    Other: $1,098,000 ($45.96)
    General Local Government Support: $294,000 ($12.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,800,000 ($326.52)
    Property: $6,641,000 ($278.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,666,000 ($111.60)

North Platte government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,018,000 ($1800.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,740,000 ($1705.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,834,000 ($620.98)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,556,000 ($525.62)

5.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lancaster County, NE  0.37% ($28,686 average AGI)
from Dawson County, NE  0.30% ($34,366)
from Douglas County, NE  0.25% ($46,000)


5.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.61% ($47,333 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.37% ($71,137)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.20% ($27,556)
Businesses in North Platte, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Alco Stores1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Burger King1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1New Balance3
Chevrolet1Nike7
Cold Stone Creamery1Nissan1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Famous Footwear1RadioShack1
FedEx6Ramada1
Ford1Rodeway Inn1
GNC1Ruby Tuesday1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
Goodwill2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Sears1
Hilton1Staples1
Holiday Inn1Starbucks1
Honda1Super 81
Howard Johnson1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS9
KFC1Vans1
La Quinta1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Village Inn1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in North Platte:

  • KODY (1240 AM; 1 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Platte:

  • KJLT-FM (94.9 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • K221CJ (92.1 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: WESTERN TRANSLATORS, INC.)
  • KXNP (103.5 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KELN (97.1 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPNE-FM (91.7 FM; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • KOGA-FM (99.7 FM; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around North Platte:

  • K13VO (Channel 13; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NE)
  • KNOP-TV (Channel 2; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59FT (Channel 59; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K11TW (Channel 11; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC)
  • K04ED (Channel 4; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: CITY OF NORTH PLATTE, LINCOLN COUNTY)
  • K57CZ (Channel 57; NORTH PLATTE, ETC., NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KPNE-TV (Channel 9; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K33FF (Channel 33; WALLACE, ECT., NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of North Platte fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 71Number of bridges
  • 978ft / 298mTotal length
  • 400,745Total average daily traffic
  • 89,767Total average daily truck traffic
  • 433,247Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in North Platte, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 191960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for North Platte, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in North Platte)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in North Platte, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 175 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in North Platte)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in North Platte)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 115. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 236 took place in 2002, and the least - 4 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in North Platte, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.5%), and Structure Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in North Platte, NE
    • 1,04953.5%Outside Fires
    • 44122.5%Structure Fires
    • 31015.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1598.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Platte, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in North Platte, Nebraska:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 602 E 4TH St, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 534-4020
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 2102 S Jeffers, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 532-9090, Fax: (308) 534-6100
  • Motel 6, 1520 S Jeffers, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 534-6200, Fax: (308) 532-5276
  • Comfort Inn, 2901 S Jeffers, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 532-6144, Fax: (308) 532-6144
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2600 Eagles Wings Pl, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 534-0700, Fax: (308) 534-7781
  • Oak Tree Inn, 451 Halligan Dr, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 535-9900, Fax: (308) 535-9901
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott-North Platte, 319 West S River Rd, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 532-9900, Fax: (308) 532-9901
  • Tru by Hilton, 2400 Halligan Dr, North platte, Nebraska 69101 , Phone: (308) 532-8700, Fax: (308) 534-4490
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in North Platte, Nebraska
Most common first names in North Platte, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14075.8 years
Mary13278.6 years
Robert13073.0 years
William12676.8 years
James9772.7 years
Charles9475.9 years
George8676.3 years
Helen8181.6 years
Dorothy8078.6 years
Donald6873.4 years
Most common last names in North Platte, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8575.7 years
Smith8376.1 years
Miller5375.7 years
Anderson5177.7 years
Nelson4280.1 years
Young3577.6 years
Brown3573.4 years
Hansen3380.7 years
Moore2675.6 years
Wilson2673.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Platte, NE
  • 77.4%Utility gas
  • 19.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Platte, NE
  • 55.3%Utility gas
  • 42.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood


North Platte compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

North Platte on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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