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Platte County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 33,517 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 31,662 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,521
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,692
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,850
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,445 (it was 3,226 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 678 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Platte County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.0%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Platte County, NE (2019)
    • 26,05877.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,63519.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2830.8%Two or more races
    • 2600.8%Asian alone
    • 1830.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1480.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 120.04%Some other race alone
    • 70.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 17,205  (51.3%)
Females: 16,312  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Platte County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,120 ($39,359 in 1999)
This county:

$64,120
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $470, upper quartile is $824)
This county:

$650
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $165,938 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Platte:

$165,938
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,511 - $251,970
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,230
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $502

Institutionalized population: 326

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 52
  • Thefts: 148
  • Auto thefts: 19

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 137
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Health of residents in Platte County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
71.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
36.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
61.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 204 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2001: 49 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2005: 53 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2006: 67 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $225,500
  • 2009: 77 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2012: 62 buildings, average cost: $247,600
  • 2013: 52 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2014: 49 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2015: 55 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2016: 64 buildings, average cost: $286,800
  • 2017: 52 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2018: 52 buildings, average cost: $279,300
  • 2019: 73 buildings, average cost: $260,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Platte, NE residents
Average permit cost in Platte, NE
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,396 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,208 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Platte, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Platte, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Platte, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.7%
Platte County:

7.7%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.4% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.0% for American Indian residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.7 years old
(Males: 37.2 years old, Females: 39.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 49.6 years old, American Indian residents: 16.2 years old, Asian residents: 26.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.9 years old, Other race residents: 25.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Platte County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $732 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbus, Humphrey, Duncan, Platte Center, Lakeview, Monroe, Lindsay, Creston, Tarnov, Cornlea.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Platte County: Victory Lake Campground (A), Pathfinder Campground (B), Main Camp Area (C), North Camp Area (D), Winslow City Park Campground (E), North Bend Golf Course (F), Camp Christian (G), North Pit (H), Clyde (I), Midwest Medical Transport Company (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Platte County include: Trinity Church (A), Elim Church (B), Purple Cane Church (C), Glencoe Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Saint James Episcopal Church (F), Saint Matthews Church (G), Saint Paul Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Webster Cemetery (1), Baptist Cemetery (2), Scribner Municipal Cemetery (3), Snyder Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Cemetery (5), Saint Joseph Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rainbow Lake (A), Meadow Lake (B), Leisure Lake (C), Legge Lake (D), Snyder Lake (E), Fremont Lake (F), Moss Lake (G), Ridgewood Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Mud Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Maple Creek (D), Elm Creek (E), Pebble Creek (F), Cuming Creek (G), Crystal Creek (H), Bell Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Platte County include: Dead Timber State Recreation Area (1), Freemont State Recreation Area (2), Hormel Park (3), Izaak Walton Park (4), Millar-Sloss Pioneer Cemetery Historical Marker (5), Winslow City Park (6), Pawnee Villages Historical Marker (7), Great Platte River Route West Historical Marker (8), Powder Horn State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Midland Beach (A), Fremont Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Litchfield County, Connecticut , Butler County , Grundy County, Illinois , Howard County , McPherson County , Ottawa County, Ohio , Stanton County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.3%
Nebraska:

2.7%

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

Current college students: 1,155
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,565 (42.6% naturalized citizens)

Platte County:

10.6%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,0832010 or later
  • 9742000 to 2009
  • 1,0461990 to 1999
  • 3771980 to 1989
  • 781970 to 1979
  • 104Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,938
  • One, attached: 302
  • Two: 533
  • 3 or 4: 441
  • 5 to 9: 289
  • 10 to 19: 281
  • 20 to 49: 344
  • 50 or more: 278
  • Mobile homes: 586

Housing units in Platte County with a mortgage: 4,873 (88 second mortgage, 378 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,723

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Platte County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,54310
Evangelical Protestant8,32720
Mainline Protestant4,21413
Other5593
None5,594-
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: 7
Platte County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Platte County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Platte County:

7.6%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Platte County:

28.9%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Platte County:

Average size of farms: 435 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $199,414
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $216.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $185,419
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 77.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $126,256
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.75%
Corn for grain: 178258 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 731 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 125092 harvested acres
Vegetables: 449 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Platte County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2967145.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1953, a tornado injured 5 people

Earthquake activity:

Platte County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 330% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 353.2 miles away from Platte County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 211.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 415.6 miles away from Platte County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 699.1 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 13, 2018 - April 18, 2018, FEMA Id: 4375, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 12, 2017 - June 17, 2017, FEMA Id: 4325, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 06, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1902: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1674: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Platte County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Platte

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,553 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,959 (9.8%)
  • Bus: 9 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 205 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 546 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 643 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (48%)
  • Guatemala (17%)
  • Cuba (15%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Peru (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Platte County


  • German (32%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • Czech (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in halfway houses
  • 12 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 101 people in college/university student housing
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,751.

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.85% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($27,375 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($11,734 average AGI)
Platte County:

1.91%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Colfax County, NE  0.82% ($39,902 average AGI)
from Madison County, NE  0.43% ($41,102)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.37% ($40,740)
from Douglas County, NE  0.30% ($43,488)
from Butler County, NE  0.25% ($32,853)
from Polk County, NE  0.21% ($34,448)
from Hall County, NE  0.18% ($44,208)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.89% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($28,487 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($19,567 average AGI)
Platte County:

2.01%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.63% ($50,058 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.57% ($33,487)
to Colfax County, NE  0.42% ($34,931)
to Butler County, NE  0.28% ($49,385)
to Madison County, NE  0.27% ($29,784)
to Hall County, NE  0.21% ($29,034)
to Dodge County, NE  0.18% ($33,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Platte County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Platte County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Platte County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
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: 5,077 (4,525 aged, 552 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 638 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (318)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (243)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (208)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (207)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (145)
  • Unspecified dementia (136)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (133)
  • Congestive heart failure (103)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (73)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (56)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,545
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 173
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,740

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,564
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,517
  • Male householders: 7,071 (1,858 living alone), Female householders: 6,084 (1,936 living alone)
  • 7,361 spouses (7,327 opposite-sex spouses), 719 unmarried partners, (719 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,955 children (9,327 natural, 271 adopted, 345 stepchildren), 415 grandchildren, 241 brothers or sisters, 194 parents, 29 foster children, 286 other relatives, 664 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 452

Size of family households: 4,284 2-persons, 1,385 3-persons, 1,305 4-persons, 1,192 5-persons, 256 6-persons, 178 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,949 1-person, 493 2-persons, 97 3-persons, 27 4-persons.

6,418 married couples with children.
1,701 single-parent households (484 men, 1,217 women).

83.0% of residents of Platte speak English at home.
15.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $127,896,000 ($4,093 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,546,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $66,433,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,859,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,361,000
Federal grants: $17,157,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,793,000 ($37,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,293,000 ($1,048,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $523,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,757,000
Federal Government insurance: $87,883,000

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

Births: 2,258
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,332
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +347
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,521
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Platte County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built in Platte County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Platte County, Nebraska
  • 2372014 or later
  • 4102010 to 2013
  • 1,0082000 to 2009
  • 1,1881990 to 1999
  • 1,6501980 to 1989
  • 2,6511970 to 1979
  • 1,9071960 to 1969
  • 1,8571950 to 1959
  • 6941940 to 1949
  • 2,2901939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Nebraska
  • 01 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 2263 rooms
  • 5484 rooms
  • 1,3855 rooms
  • 1,5746 rooms
  • 1,4907 rooms
  • 1,6578 rooms
  • 2,6529+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Nebraska
  • 821 room
  • 1972 rooms
  • 6373 rooms
  • 8554 rooms
  • 8775 rooms
  • 2926 rooms
  • 2207 rooms
  • 1858 rooms
  • 2359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Platte County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Platte County, Nebraska
  • 8no bedroom
  • 1621 bedroom
  • 1,6452 bedrooms
  • 4,1853 bedrooms
  • 2,4644 bedrooms
  • 1,1155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Platte County, Nebraska
  • 93no bedroom
  • 8271 bedroom
  • 1,3692 bedrooms
  • 9643 bedrooms
  • 2534 bedrooms
  • 965+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Platte County, Nebraska 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
  • 174no vehicle
  • 1,7031 vehicle
  • 4,2312 vehicles
  • 2,1003 vehicles
  • 9124 vehicles
  • 4535+ 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
  • 509no vehicle
  • 1,3911 vehicle
  • 1,0632 vehicles
  • 4963 vehicles
  • 1484 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

87.1% of Platte County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Nebraska.

Platte County:

87.1%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 24,666
  • Other state: 5,147
  • Northeast: 314
  • Midwest: 2,230
  • South: 953
  • West: 1,678
Year householders moved into unit in Platte County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Platte County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 32.8%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.8%Electricity
  • 22.0%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,117
Here:

27.4%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 395
Here:

20.1%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 194
Here:

18.3%
Nebraska:

19.2%

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 2018:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,267,000
    Police Protection: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $1,503,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,396,000
    Regular Highways: $1,051,000
    Financial Administration: $722,000
    Central Staff Services: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $240,000
    Libraries: $145,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $61,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $52,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,852,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $7,764,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,648,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $74,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,022,000

Platte County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,267,000
    Police Protection: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $1,503,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,396,000
    Regular Highways: $1,051,000
    Financial Administration: $722,000
    Central Staff Services: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $240,000
    Libraries: $145,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $61,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $52,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,852,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $7,764,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,648,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $74,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,022,000

Platte County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,267,000
    Police Protection: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $1,503,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,396,000
    Regular Highways: $1,051,000
    Financial Administration: $722,000
    Central Staff Services: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $240,000
    Libraries: $145,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $61,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $52,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,852,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $7,764,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,648,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $74,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,022,000

Platte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,267,000
    Police Protection: $1,560,000
    General - Other: $1,503,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,396,000
    Regular Highways: $1,051,000
    Financial Administration: $722,000
    Central Staff Services: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $240,000
    Libraries: $145,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $61,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $52,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,852,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $7,764,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,648,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $74,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,022,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 282
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 245
  • Number of recipients under 18: 49
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 169
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 64
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 129
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 103
Most common first names in Platte County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23378.3 years
Mary19784.0 years
Helen13382.1 years
Anna12085.8 years
Frank11481.0 years
William10978.8 years
Edward10278.1 years
Joseph9375.6 years
Henry8881.0 years
Walter8178.8 years
Most common last names in Platte County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Loseke6382.8 years
Johnson4877.7 years
Miller4776.1 years
Smith4176.6 years
Ernst4179.7 years
Mueller3683.0 years
Blaser3283.9 years
Nelson3279.4 years
Hellbusch3074.6 years
Micek2976.8 years
Businesses in Platte County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Menards1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance3
Applebee's1Nike7
Arby's1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx4SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sleep Inn1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
Jimmy John's1Toyota1
KFC1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS6
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1
McDonald's1

Platte County on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"