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
Platte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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
Platte is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
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 10.49 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Platte does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.