North Platte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,110 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Platte is the eighth largest community in Nebraska.
North Platte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Platte is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Platte who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (10.35%), and food service (9.59%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.70 minutes getting to work every day.
For the size of the city, public transportation in North Platte is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For North Platte, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The percentage of adults in North Platte who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.81% of the adults in North Platte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Platte in 2010 was $25,364, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,456 for a family of four. However, North Platte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Platte is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Platte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Platte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Platte include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in North Platte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.