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Platte is a city in Charles Mix County.
The community was named for nearby Platte Creek
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Platte. For links to other places called Platte, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Platte is 43.386N. The longitude is -98.844W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,601 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,329.
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27% of Platte residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Platte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Platte was $15,962, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Platte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Platte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $242. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.
Libraries in Platte include Platte Public Library ... View libraries
Charles Mix County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Platte political report.
The average commute time for Platte workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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