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Overview

Introduction to North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte, Nebraska, in Lincoln county, is 211 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 234 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado.

North Platte History

Famous for its North Platte Canteen during World War II, the city was named after the North Platte River, on which it is located. North Platte was originally a railroad town, and the large Bailey Yard built for the Union Pacific Railroad Company is located within the city. The city is famous for its World War II custom of greeting troop trains passing through and offering them food, coffee and hospitality.

North Platte and nearby Attractions

  • Lincoln County Historical Museum
  • Western Heritage Village
  • North Platte Area Children's Museum
  • Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
  • Lake Maloney State Recreation Area

Things To Do In North Platte

North Platte offers easy access to several historical sites, including the Lincoln County Historical Museum and the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Lake Maloney State Recreation Area and other parks offer a variety of recreational facilities. Local festivals include the Plattepus Waterfest, the Bluegrass Festival, the Heritage Festival and the Lincoln County Fair, which attract a number of visitors every year.

North Platte Transportation

North Platte Regional Airport-Lee Bird Field is the nearest airport.

North Platte Higher Education

Mid Plains Community College is the local institute of higher educations. Other nearby institutes include the University of Nebraska at Kearny and Central Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,311
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+11,688
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,841
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,927

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,806
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$649
Median House Value$105,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish15%
English11.5%
Swedish3.4%
French Except Basque3.3%
Dutch2.5%
Italian2%
Polish1.9%
Danishn1.8%
Czech1.8%
Norwegian1.4%
Scottish1%
Hungarian0.7%
African0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Russian0.3%
German0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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North Platte Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lincoln County
Standard Zip Codes69101
P.O. Box Zip Codes69103
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.13
Approximate Longitude-100.77

North Platte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORTH PLATTE RGNL AP
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 88 F
Oct Temp34 to 66 F
Annual Precip19.6 inches
StationWALLACE 2 W
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 36 F
Apr Temp33 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 89 F
Oct Temp35 to 67 F
Annual Precip18.7 inches
StationCURTIS 3 NNE
Distance34.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 38 F
Apr Temp33 to 64 F
Jul Temp60 to 90 F
Oct Temp33 to 68 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brady375$55,104
Hershey635$65,714
Maxwell269$60,625
Sutherland1,490$76,208

North Platte Public Libraries

North Platte Public Library
120 WEST 4TH STREET
North Platte, Nebraska
(308) 535-8036

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North Platte Hospitals

Great Plains Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
601 West Leota St
(308) 696-8000

North Platte Public Schools

Buffalo Elementary School
1600 N Buffalo Bill Ave
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Cody Elementary School
2000 W 2nd St
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7132
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Eisenhower Elementary School
3900 West A St
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7134
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
Hall School
3199 N Studley Rd
ZIP: 69101
(308) 532-2470
Primary
Total Enrollment 46
Jefferson Elementary School
700 E 3rd St
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7136
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Lake Maloney School
848 E Correction Line Rd
ZIP: 69101
(308) 532-9392
Primary
Total Enrollment 99
Lincoln Elementary School
200 W 9th St
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7138
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Madison Middle School
1400 N Madison
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7126
Middle
Total Enrollment 206
Mc Donald Elementary School
601 Mc Donald Rd
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7140
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Osgood Elementary School
495 W State Farm Rd
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7144
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Washington Elementary School
600 W 3rd
ZIP: 69101
(308) 535-7142
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Adams Middle School
1200 S Mc Donald Rd
ZIP: 69103
(308) 535-7112
Middle
Total Enrollment 689
North Platte High School
1220 West 2nd
ZIP: 69103
(308) 535-7105
High
Total Enrollment 1182

North Platte Private Schools

Our Redeemer Lutheran School
1400 E E St
ZIP: 69101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
Platte Valley Christian Academy
1521 Rodeo Rd
ZIP: 69101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
St Patrick Jr Sr High School
500 S Silber St
ZIP: 69101
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 392
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