Platteville, Colorado

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Platteville is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,370 at the 2000 census. It is adjacent to Fort Vasquez on U.S. Route 85.

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Geography

Platteville is located at 40°12′52″N 104°49′27″W / 40.21444°N 104.82417°W / 40.21444; -104.82417 (40.214468, -104.824070)[5].

The town is situated along the east bank of the South Platte River at the intersection of U.S. Route 85 and Colorado State Highway 66.

The Fort St. Vrain Generating Station, originally a nuclear power plant and now operating as a natural gas powered electricity generating facility operated by Xcel Energy, is approximately one mile northwest of Platteville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Platteville has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,370 people, 786 households, and 594 families residing in Platteville. The population density was 1,606.5 people per square mile (618.3/km²). There were 819 housing units at an average density of 555.1/sq mi (213.7/km²). The racial makeup of Platteville was 73.84% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 22.24% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.19% of the population.

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