Platte, South Dakota

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Platte, South Dakota

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High Points

Platte strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Platte Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Platte Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Platte Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Platte Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Platte Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Platte, South Dakota

Comparing Platte to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 8
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 7 4

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Platte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 108 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 209 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Charles Mix
Standard Zip Codes 57369
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.386
Longitude -98.844

Platte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ACADEMY 2 NE
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
Station ARMOUR
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Platte Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,367 100%
Male 646 47.3%
Female 721 52.7%
Under 18 331 24.2%
18+ 1,036 75.8%
65+ 408 29.8%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,356 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.7%

Estimated Platte Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,318
Growth -49
Growth % -3.6%

Platte 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
Dutch 39.1%
German 25%
Norwegian 13.7%
English 5.5%
US/American 4.1%
Czech 3.2%
Swedish 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1%
Irish 1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Polish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Platte, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Academy (57369)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Platte 1,367 $38,750
Bonesteel 297 $30,833
Corsica 644 $34,531
Geddes 252 $36,250
Lake Andes 819 $28,833
Stickney 334 $42,083
White Lake 405 $38,611

Platte Public Libraries

Platte Public Library
408 MAIN
Platte, South Dakota

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Platte Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
601 E 7TH ST
(605) 337-3364
Emergency Service: No

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Platte High Schools (2004)

Serves 133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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