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La Plata, Missouri - Basic Facts

La Plata is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of La Plata.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Macon County at latitude 40.0234 and longitude -92.4916. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of La Plata (see map) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Plata: LaPlata, Laplata.

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La Plata, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Plata to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 326 69th
Population Density1 # 492 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 527 49th
Median Household Income # 827 20th
Per Capita Income # 723 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.

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La Plata, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,345
Population in Households 1,313
Population in Familes 1,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 847
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 371 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $95,455
Average Home Value $110,551
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,309
Average Household Income $41,988
Per Capita Income $18,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.36% -0.12%
Households -0.28% -0.1%
Families 0.19% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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