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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Platte really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Platte perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
Platte 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.