Platte City, MO
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Platte City is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,833 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Platte City is the 144th largest community in Missouri.

Platte City real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Platte City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Platte City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Platte City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Platte City who work in sales jobs (13.91%), office and administrative support (12.72%), and computer science and math (7.23%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Platte City, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Also of interest is that Platte City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Platte City is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.99% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Platte City in 2010 was $28,089, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,356 for a family of four. However, Platte City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Platte City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Platte City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Platte City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Platte City include Irish, English, Dutch, and European.

The most common language spoken in Platte City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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