North Platte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,194 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Platte is the eighth largest community in Nebraska.
Unlike some cities, North Platte isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in North Platte are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Platte is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Platte who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), sales jobs (9.42%), and food service (7.55%).
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 12.30 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in North Platte who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.18% of the adults in North Platte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Platte in 2010 was $24,760, 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 $99,040 for a family of four. However, North Platte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Chinese.