dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Platteville, Wisconsin

Platteville, Wisconsin, in Grant county, is 18 miles NE of Dubuque, Iowa and 132 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Platteville History

Platteville was named after the Platte River. The city was initially a small fur trading and farming community situated on the banks of the Platte River. The city was affected by a mining boom in the first decade of the 19th century. Lead was discovered in the area and a mining college was soon established. In 1828, large numbers of Winnebago Native Americans began claiming ownership of the land, but the tribes were soon dispersed.

Platteville and nearby Attractions

  • First Capitol
  • Pendarvis
  • Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
  • Governor Dodge State Park
  • Mineral Point Railroad Museum
  • Dubuque Museum of Art

Things To Do In Platteville

The city of Platteville has numerous parks, museums, and historical sites nearby. The Mines of Spain Recreation Area has picnic areas, hiking trails and offers a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River Museum and the Mineral Point Railroad Museum are nearby as well.

Platteville Transportation

Dubuque Regional Airport is nearby.

Platteville Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are nearby.

People

Total Population 11,740
Male Share of the Population 56.4%
Female Share of the Population 43.6%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,124
Age of the Population 22

Families

% of people married 24.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,176
% Above Poverty Level 66.5%
% Below Poverty Level 33.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 17%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $824
Median House Value $151,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.2%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Platteville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 53818
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.734
Longitude -90.478

Platteville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PLATTEVILLE
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station LANCASTER 4 WSW
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
Station DODGEVILLE
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belmont 1,007 $54,125
Benton 1,030 $64,107
Cuba City 1,917 $69,226
Dickeyville 1,176 $60,431
Potosi 709 $66,875
Rewey 308 $52,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Platteville Public Libraries

Library
Platteville Public Library
65 S. ELM ST.
Platteville, Wisconsin
(608) 348-7441

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Platteville Hospitals

SOUTHWEST HEALTH CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1400 EAST SIDE ROAD
(608) 342-4701
Emergency Service: No

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Dedicated to helping students build bright futures through a powerful education
  • 50+ programs for bachelor & associate degrees, career diplomas, & certificates
  • 98% of graduates are satisfied with their Penn Foster studies
  • Pay tuition in full & save up to 25% or sign up for low monthly payments w/ 0% interest
  • Penn Foster is the perfect choice for flexible courses in many growing industries
Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Macro
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical
  • Master of Social Work

Why is Boston University ranked #39 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017? And what is the catalyst that prompts 33,106 students to call BU their home every semester? It's in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it. Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America's largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 33,000 students from 135 different countries. 

Programs
  • A.S. - Healthcare Information Technology
  • Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • A.S.- Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician)

  • Career Training Online: Ultimate Medical Academy is committed to helping you succeed in a healthcare career. That’s why we offer assistance from the very beginning, throughout training, and even after you graduate.
  • Get personalized attention with UMA: One-on-one tutoring, pre-interview coaching, job search assistance, alumni services—they’re all included in Ultimate Medical Academy’s competitively priced tuition.
  • Engaging Online Learning: You’ll get individual feedback from your instructors, watch educational videos, participate in discussion boards and have access to live study group sessions.
  • Career Services: UMA has a relationship with more than 100,000 employer locations across the country and we use that network to search for job opportunities and schedule interviews for our graduates.
  • Let’s Talk: As a nationally accredited school, we provide quality career training online and at our Clearwater, Florida campus. Let’s talk about your needs, your career goals and how UMA can help you succeed.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration - Strategic Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Arts Administration

Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a rich tradition spanning more than 130 years.

Platteville High Schools

PLATTEVILLE HI
710 E MADISON ST
608-342-4020
Serves 556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

Platteville Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Platteville Colleges
Platteville colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Platteville
Additional Resources
Info for Platteville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Platteville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top