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, Platte City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Platte City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Platte City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Platte City who work in sales jobs (12.32%), office and administrative support (11.00%), and management occupations (8.19%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Platte City. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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.

Platte City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

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: 27.31% 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 $29,031, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,124 for a family of four. However, Platte City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, European, and Swiss.

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

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