Plato, Minnesota

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Plato, Minnesota
City
Downtown Plato
Downtown Plato
Location of Platowithin McLeod County, Minnesota
Location of Plato
within McLeod County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°46′23″N 94°2′19″W / 44.77306°N 94.03861°W / 44.77306; -94.03861
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 320
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 317
 • Density 914.3/sq mi (353.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55370
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-51460[4]
GNIS feature ID 0649540[5]

Plato is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 320 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Plato has been in operation since 1858.[7] The city was named for Plato, a Greek philosopher.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), of which 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

U.S. Highway 212 is a main route in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 49
1890 130 165.3%
1900 232 78.5%
1910 238 2.6%
1920 251 5.5%
1930 242 −3.6%
1940 283 16.9%
1950 263 −7.1%
1960 280 6.5%
1970 303 8.2%
1980 390 28.7%
1990 355 −9.0%
2000 336 −5.4%
2010 320 −4.8%
Est. 2015 317 [9] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 320 people, 139 households and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 914.3 inhabitants per square mile (353.0/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 417.1 per square mile (161.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 0.9% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 139 households of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age was 44.6 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The population was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 336 people, 144 households and 99 families residing in the city. The population density was 985.0 per square mile (381.6/km²). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 425.1 per square mile (164.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.81% White, 0.60% Asian, and 0.60% from two or more races.

There were 144 households of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.76.

22.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median household income was $55,179 and the median family income was $62,917. Males had a median income of $36,250 compared with $29,018 for females. The per capita income was $24,434. None of the families and 2.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.1% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "McLeod County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 318. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

Coordinates: 44°46′28″N 94°02′24″W / 44.77444°N 94.04000°W / 44.77444; -94.04000