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Platte City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Platte City had a population of 4,991 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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Platte City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,991
Population in Households 4,839
Population in Familes 3,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density2 1,330
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $59,786
Average Household Income $72,086
Per Capita Income $30,842


Total Housing Units 2,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,087 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,021 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $164,352
Average Home Value $179,600


Total Households 2,107
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,269
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 0.75% 1.11%
Households 0.79% 1.13%
Families 0.95% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 2018 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 # 141 86th
Population Density # 211 80th
Diversity Index # 150 86th
Median Household Income # 183 82nd
Per Capita Income # 148 86th

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