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Overview

Introduction to Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in Cass county, is 17 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska . It is part of the surrounding Omaha metro area.

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." It 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,476
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+3,069
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,966
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,067
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,147

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,600
% Above Poverty Level88.4%
% Below Poverty Level11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$733
Median House Value$109,900

Ancestry

German35.8%
Irish19%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
English8.4%
Czech4.8%
Swedish4.5%
Dutch4.5%
Polish4.2%
Italian4.2%
Danishn3.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
Norwegian1.9%
Swiss1%
Scottish1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Finnish0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
African0.1%
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Plattsmouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cass County
Standard Zip Codes68048
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-95.89

Plattsmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLENWOOD 3 SW
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip33.2 inches
StationOMAHA EPPLEY AP
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationOMAHA 9 NW
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip30 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellevue52,993$70,188
Cedar Creek432$75,750
Murray497$66,406
Nehawka258$64,886
Papillion19,520$91,587
Union193$43,750

Plattsmouth Public Libraries

Plattsmouth Public Library
401 AVENUE A
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
(402) 296-4154

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Plattsmouth Public Schools

Plattsmouth Early Childhood
902 Main St
ZIP: 68048
(402) 296-5250
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Plattsmouth Elementary School
1724 8th Ave
ZIP: 68048
(402) 296-4173
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Plattsmouth High School
1916 E Hwy 34
ZIP: 68048
(402) 296-3322
High
Total Enrollment 528
Plattsmouth Middle School
1724 8th Ave
ZIP: 68048
(402) 296-3174
Middle
Total Enrollment 540

Plattsmouth Private Schools

St John The Baptist School
500 S 18th St
ZIP: 68048
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
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