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Platte is a township in Buffalo County, in the Kearney metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Platte. For links to other places called Platte, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Platte is 40.684N. The longitude is -98.838W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,054 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 290.
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45% of Platte residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $14,168, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.
Buffalo 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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