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Platte City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Platte City had a population of 4,909 as of July 1, 2016. Platte City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Platte City is located at latitude 39.3578 and longitude -94.7673 in Platte County. 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. Platte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 820 feet.

The City of Platte City (GNIS ID: 2396226) 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 Platte City is located within Township of Carroll, a minor civil division (MCD) of Platte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Platte City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Platte City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,909
Population in Households 4,757
Population in Familes 3,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 1,308
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 2,081
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,041 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,040 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $161,279
Average Home Value $176,129


Median Household Income $58,702
Average Household Income $69,580
Per Capita Income $29,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 1.02%
Households 0.84% 1.11%
Families 1.16% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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, 2016 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 # 144 86th
Population Density1 # 220 79th
Diversity Index2 # 155 85th
Median Household Income # 141 86th
Per Capita Income # 114 89th

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