Platte is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,248 people and just one neighborhood, Platte is the 56th largest community in South Dakota. Platte has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Platte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Platte is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Platte who work in sales jobs (13.14%), healthcare suport services (11.04%) and management occupations (8.94%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Platte is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Platte a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Platte has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Platte’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Platte spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Platte does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.