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Platte City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Platte City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Platte County at latitude 39.3578 and longitude -94.7673. Platte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 820 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Platte City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Platte City, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Platte City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Platte City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Platte City: Martinsville, Platte, Platte Falls.

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Platte City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,716
Population in Households 4,564
Population in Familes 3,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 1,306
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,002
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,214
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,016 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 986 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $187,239
Average Home Value $227,709


Median Household Income $63,438
Average Household Income $68,415
Per Capita Income $28,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% 0.62%
Households 0.32% 0.72%
Families 0.79% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.


Platte City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Platte City 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 # 150 86th
Population Density1 # 218 79th
Diversity Index2 # 157 85th
Median Household Income # 86 92nd
Per Capita Income # 110 89th

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