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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,020
Male Share of the Population56.7%
Female Share of the Population43.3%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+6,312
Age of the Population22

Families

% of people married24.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,556

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,542
% Above Poverty Level67%
% Below Poverty Level33%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$149,000

Ancestry

German45.3%
Irish15.1%
English8.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.2%
Norwegian6.9%
Polish4.6%
Italian3.1%
Dutch2.9%
Czech2%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.7%
French Except Basque1%
Swiss0.9%
African0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Platteville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grant County
Standard Zip Codes53818
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.73
Approximate Longitude-90.47

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)

StationPLATTEVILLE
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches
StationLANCASTER 4 WSW
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp6 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.7 inches
StationDODGEVILLE
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont979$59,167
Benton971$66,650
Cuba City2,076$77,685
Dickeyville1,164$60,781
Potosi682$68,864
Rewey313$50,313

Platteville Public Libraries

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

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Platteville Hospitals

Southwest Health Care Geropsych Unit
(Non-profit)
1185 North Elm Street
(608) 348-2331
Southwest Health Center Inc
(Non-profit)
1400 East Side Rd
(608) 342-4701

Platteville Public Schools

Platteville High
710 E Madison St
ZIP: 53818
(608) 342-4020
High
Total Enrollment 431
Platteville Middle
40 E Madison St
ZIP: 53818
(608) 342-4010
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Westview Elementary
1205 Camp St
ZIP: 53818
(608) 342-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Wilkins Elementary
425 Broadway St
ZIP: 53818
(608) 342-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 337

Platteville Private Schools

St Mary School
155 W Lewis St
ZIP: 53818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
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