Platte County, Nebraska

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Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 31,662. Its county seat is Columbus[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Platte County is represented by the prefix 10 (it had the tenth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 689 square miles (1,785 km²), of which, 678 square miles (1,756 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) of it (1.60%) is water.

Adjacent counties


Demographics

1860 - 782
1870 - 1,899
1880 - 9,511
1890 - 15,437
1900 - 17,747
1910 - 19,006
1920 - 19,464
1930 - 21,181
1940 - 20,191
1950 - 19,910
1960 - 23,992
1970 - 26,508
1980 - 28,852
1990 - 29,820
2000 - 31,662

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,662 people, 12,076 households, and 8,465 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 12,916 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.29% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.49% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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