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As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 73,781 people, 29,278 households, and 20,231 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
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 was 176 people per square mile (68/km²). There were 30,902 housing units at an average density of 74 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.45% White
Race (United States Census)
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, 3.49% Black
Race (United States Census)
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 or African American
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, 0.46% Native American
Race (United States Census)
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, 1.48% Asian
Race (United States Census)
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, 0.20% Pacific Islander
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, 1.05% from other races
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, and 1.87% from two or more races. 3.00% of the population were Hispanic
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 or Latino
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 of any race. 23.4% were of German, 12.5% Irish
Irish people
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, 12.2% American
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 and 11.4% English
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 ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 29,278 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,849, and the median income for a family was $65,236. Males had a median income of $44,310 versus $31,005 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the county was $26,356. About 3.30% of families and 4.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

  • Camden Point
    Camden Point, Missouri
    Camden Point is a city in Platte County, Missouri, USA. The population was 484 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Camden Point is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land....

  • Dearborn
    Dearborn, Missouri
    Dearborn is a city in Buchanan and Platte counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 529 at the 2000 census.The Platte County portion of Dearborn is part of the Kansas City, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Buchanan County portion is part of the St...

  • East Leavenworth
    East Leavenworth, Missouri
    East Leavenworth is an unincorporated community in Platte County, Missouri. It is located on Route 45 about three miles east of Leavenworth, Kansas. It formerly had a post office, but that has now closed, and mail now comes from Platte City.Leo J. Dowling was appointed by Postmaster General...

  • Edgerton
    Edgerton, Missouri
    Edgerton is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 533 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Edgerton is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land....

  • Farley
    Farley, Missouri
    Farley is a village in Platte County, Missouri, U.S., along the Platte River. The population was 226 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Farley is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of , all of it land....

  • Ferrelview
    Ferrelview, Missouri
    Ferrelview is a village in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 593 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Ferrelview is located at ....

  • Houston Lake
    Houston Lake, Missouri
    Houston Lake is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 284 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Houston Lake is located at ....

  • Iatan
    Iatan, Missouri
    This article is about the Missouri village. For the IATAN travel agreement, please see International Association of Travel Agents Network.Iatan is a village in Platte County, Missouri, United States...

  • Kansas City
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Kansas City, Missouri is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and is the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri. It encompasses in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties...

     (part; the rest of Kansas City lies in Cass
    Cass County, Missouri
    Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2010, the population was 99,478. Its county seat is Harrisonville. The county was organized in 1835 as "Van Buren County", renamed in 1848 after Michigan U.S...

    , Clay and Jackson
    Jackson County, Missouri
    Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. With a population of 674,158 in the 2010 census, Jackson County is the second most populous of Missouri's counties, after St. Louis County. Kansas City, the state's most populous city and focus city of the Kansas City Metropolitan...

     counties)
  • Lake Waukomis
    Lake Waukomis, Missouri
    Lake Waukomis is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 917 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Lake Waukomis is located at ....

  • Northmoor
    Northmoor, Missouri
    Northmoor is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 399 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Northmoor is located at ....

  • Parkville
    Parkville, Missouri
    Parkville is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,059 at the 2000 census. Parkville is known for its antique shops, art galleries, and historic downtown. The city is home to Park University and English Landing Park....

  • Platte City
    Platte City, Missouri
    Platte City is a city in Platte County, Missouri, along the Little Platte River. The population was 3,866 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Platte County.-Geography:Platte City is located at...

  • Platte Woods
    Platte Woods, Missouri
    Platte Woods is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 474 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Platte Woods is located at ....

  • Ridgely
    Ridgely, Missouri
    Ridgely is a village in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 64 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Ridgely is located at ....

  • Riverside
    Riverside, Missouri
    Riverside is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,979 at the 2000 census.The town on the edge of the Missouri River has a long history of racing and gambling. It formally incorporated in 1951....

  • Tracy
    Tracy, Missouri
    Tracy is a city in Platte County, Missouri, along the Platte River. The population was 213 as of the 2000 census.-Geography:Tracy is located at ....

  • Waldron
    Waldron, Missouri
    Waldron is an unincorporated community in southwestern Platte County, Missouri. It is not located on a highway, but is about two miles southwest of the Interstate 435 and Route 45 interchange. It is about five miles west of the Kansas City, Missouri city limits....

  • Weatherby Lake
    Weatherby Lake, Missouri
    Weatherby Lake is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States, approximately 14 miles from Kansas City. The population was 1,873 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Weatherby Lake is located at ....

  • Weston
    Weston, Missouri
    Weston is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,631 at the 2000 census.-History:Lewis and Clark Expedition camped out near the location of today's city hall...


  • See also

    • National Register of Historic Places listings in Platte County, Missouri

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