Platte Center, Nebraska

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Platte Center, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Platte Center
Downtown Platte Center
Location of Platte Center, Nebraska
Location of Platte Center, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°32′17″N 97°29′15″W / 41.53806°N 97.48750°W / 41.53806; -97.48750Coordinates: 41°32′17″N 97°29′15″W / 41.53806°N 97.48750°W / 41.53806; -97.48750
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
County Platte
Area[1]
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,526 ft (465 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 336
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 338
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68653
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-39310[4]
GNIS feature ID 0832155[5]

Platte Center is a village in Platte County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 336 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Platte Center was platted in 1880 by the railroad.[6] It was named from its location near the geographical center of Platte County.[7] Platte Center was incorporated as a village in 1885.[8]

Geography[edit]

Platte Center is located at 41°32′17″N 97°29′15″W / 41.53806°N 97.48750°W / 41.53806; -97.48750 (41.537985, -97.487491).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 47
1890 302 542.6%
1900 392 29.8%
1910 388 −1.0%
1920 464 19.6%
1930 525 13.1%
1940 509 −3.0%
1950 422 −17.1%
1960 402 −4.7%
1970 384 −4.5%
1980 367 −4.4%
1990 387 5.4%
2000 359 −7.2%
2010 336 −6.4%
Est. 2016 338 [3] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 336 people, 141 households, and 93 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,120.0 inhabitants per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 486.7 per square mile (187.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 0.3% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 141 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 359 people, 147 households, and 103 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,202.2 people per square mile (462.0/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 532.5 per square mile (204.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.94% White, 0.28% African American, 1.39% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $35,114, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,438. About 2.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther was born in Platte Center. During World War II, Gruenther became the youngest major general in the U.S. Army.[11] He was one of the principal American planners of the Allied invasions of North Africa in 1942 and of Italy in 1943.[12] After the war, as a four-star general, he served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) from 1953 to 1956.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. ^ "Platte Center, Platte County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ Phillips, G. W. (1915). Past and Present of Platte County, Nebraska: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. Clarke. p. 355. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Alfred Maximilian Gruenther". Arlington National Cemetery Website. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  12. ^ "Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, 1899-1983". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-12-19.