North Platte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 23,888 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Platte is the eighth largest community in Nebraska.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Platte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.02%), sales jobs (11.28%), and food service (8.17%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of North Platte spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of North Platte citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.75% of adults 25 and older in North Platte have a college degree.
The per capita income in North Platte in 2010 was $27,257, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,028 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. North Platte also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Platte include German, Irish, English, French, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in North Platte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.