Platte Center, Nebraska

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Platte Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles NW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Platte
Standard Zip Codes 68653
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.537
Longitude -97.488

Platte Center 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 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station GENOA 2 W
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28 inches
Station MADISON 2 W
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
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Platte Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 359 100%
Male 180 50.1%
Female 179 49.9%
Under 18 92 25.6%
18+ 267 74.4%
65+ 66 18.4%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.95
White 348 96.9%
African-American 1 0.3%
Asian 5 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 1.1%

Estimated Platte Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 350
Growth -9
Growth % -2.5%

Platte Center 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 50%
Polish 17%
Czech 8.7%
Irish 5.1%
Norwegian 3.8%
Dutch 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
English 2.6%
Italian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Swedish 1.3%
Swiss 1%
US/American 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Platte Center 359 $40,357
Columbus 20,971 $48,669
Creston 215 $30,781
Duncan 359 $42,031
Genoa 981 $38,988
Humphrey 786 $46,645
Monroe 307 $43,977
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