Plato, Minnesota

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Plato Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLeod
Standard Zip Codes 55370
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.774
Longitude -94.039

Plato Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Station JORDAN 1 S
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
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Plato Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 336 100%
Male 166 49.4%
Female 170 50.6%
Under 18 76 22.6%
18+ 260 77.4%
65+ 50 14.9%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.76
White 332 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Plato Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 323
Growth -13
Growth % -3.9%

Plato Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 77.6%
Norwegian 5.3%
Swedish 4.3%
US/American 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Finnish 2.1%
Irish 2.1%
British 1.1%
Italian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
English 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plato 336 $62,917
Glencoe 5,453 $55,496
Green Isle 334 $51,964
Hamburg 538 $50,673
Lester Prairie 1,377 $52,417
New Germany 346 $45,625
Norwood Young America 3,108 $54,792
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