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The City of La Plata had a population of 1,253 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Plata: LaPlata, Laplata.

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La Plata, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,253
Daytime Population: Workers 392
Daytime Population: Residents 716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,222
Population in Familes 962
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 789
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $32,592
Average Household Income $42,106
Per Capita Income $18,321


Total Housing Units 683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $78,618
Average Home Value $135,928


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 340
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.18% -0.84%
Households -1.25% -0.92%
Families -0.94% -1.02%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2017 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 # 333 68th
Population Density # 511 51st
Diversity Index # 505 51st
Median Household Income # 883 15th
Per Capita Income # 863 16th

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