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La Plata, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of La Plata had a population of 1,342 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for La Plata is located at latitude 40.024 and longitude -92.4908 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Plata (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of La Plata (GNIS ID: 2395569) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of La Plata is located within Township of La Plata, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Plata population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Plata: LaPlata, Laplata.

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La Plata, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,342
Population in Households 1,311
Population in Familes 1,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 845
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $97,070
Average Home Value $111,590


Median Household Income $32,993
Average Household Income $42,520
Per Capita Income $18,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.22%
Households -0.3% -0.17%
Families 0.16% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 325 69th
Population Density1 # 488 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 492 53rd
Median Household Income # 827 20th
Per Capita Income # 729 29th

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