Introduction to Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in Cass county, is 17 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska . Part of the surrounding Omaha metro area, Plattsmouth is home to some 6,887 residents.

Plattsmouth History

Plattsmouth was established as a trading post in 1854 by Sam Martin, Wheatley Mickelwait and Colonel Joseph Longworthy Sharp. At that time it was known as "the Barracks." OIt was organized in 1856 under the Charter of 1855. Plattsmouth gets its name from its unique position at the mouth of the Platt River. It is located in the Cass County, which was formed in 1854 and was named after General Lewis Cass.

Plattsmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Schilling Wildlife Management Area
  • Cass County Historical Society Museum
  • Tregaron Golf Course
  • Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
  • Joslyn Art Museum

Things To Do In Plattsmouth

Plattsmouth offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The Cass County Historical Society Museum provides information about the city’s past and the Plattsmouth Public Library has a vast range of reading material. The Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is also a popular tourist destination. Local festivals include the King Korn Festival.

Plattsmouth Transportation

Air transportation is available from Eppley Airfield.

Plattsmouth Higher Education

The institutions of higher education near Plattsmouth are Bellevue University, Metropolitan Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Iowa Western Community College.


Total Population 6,473
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 3,177
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,750


Median Family Income $67,159
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $106,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 15.8%

Plattsmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska
County Cass
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 68048
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.011
Longitude -95.881

Plattsmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station OMAHA 9 NW
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 52,690 $68,154
Cedar Creek 406 $76,071
Murray 423 $61,250
Nehawka 340 $63,077
Papillion 21,100 $90,356
Union 202 $38,125

Plattsmouth Public Libraries

Plattsmouth Public Library
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
(402) 296-4154

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