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Platte County, Nebraska
Platte County Courthouse (Nebraska) 2
Platte County courthouse in Columbus
Map of Nebraska highlighting Platte County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location in the U.S.
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Seat Columbus
Largest city Columbus
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

689 sq mi (1,785 km²)
678 sq mi (1,756 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.60%
 - (2010)
 - Density

47/sq mi (18/km²)

Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2010, the population was 32,237.[1] Its county seat is Columbus[2].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Platte County is represented by the prefix 10 (it had the tenth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 689 square miles (1,780 km2), of which, 678 square miles (1,760 km2) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) of it (1.60%) is water.

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Platte County
Population by decade

1860 - 782
1870 - 1,899
1880 - 9,511
1890 - 15,437
1900 - 17,747
1910 - 19,006
1920 - 19,464
1930 - 21,181
1940 - 20,191
1950 - 19,910
1960 - 23,992
1970 - 26,508
1980 - 28,852
1990 - 29,820
2000 - 31,662
2010 - 32,236

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 31,662 people, 12,076 households, and 8,465 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 12,916 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.29% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.49% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,076 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,359, and the median income for a family was $47,776. Males had a median income of $30,672 versus $21,842 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,064. About 5.40% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 41°34′N 97°32′W / 41.57, -97.53

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