Platte Woods, Missouri

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Platte Woods, Missouri
City
Location of Platte Woods, Missouri
Location of Platte Woods, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°13′43″N 94°39′5″W / 39.22861°N 94.65139°W / 39.22861; -94.65139Coordinates: 39°13′43″N 94°39′5″W / 39.22861°N 94.65139°W / 39.22861; -94.65139
Country United States
State Missouri
County Platte
Area[1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 385
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 394
 • Density 1,040.5/sq mi (401.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64151
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-58196[4]
GNIS feature ID 0724469[5]
Website cityofplattewoods.org

Platte Woods is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 385 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Platte Woods is located at 39°13′43″N 94°39′5″W / 39.22861°N 94.65139°W / 39.22861; -94.65139 (39.228573, -94.651490).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 159
1960 393 147.2%
1970 484 23.2%
1980 467 −3.5%
1990 427 −8.6%
2000 474 11.0%
2010 385 −18.8%
Est. 2015 400 [7] 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 385 people, 163 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040.5 inhabitants per square mile (401.7/km2). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 467.6 per square mile (180.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.1% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 163 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 49.8 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 474 people, 220 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,257.1 people per square mile (481.6/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 694.8 per square mile (266.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.99% White, 2.53% African American, 0.21% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 220 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $64,375, and the median income for a family was $76,937. Males had a median income of $45,938 versus $35,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,704. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.5% of those over 64.

Community and government[edit]

Platte Woods is a fourth class city under Missouri statutes.[9] Its governing body consists of the Mayor and a four-member Board of Aldermen that cover two wards. Other decision making bodies include the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Administration Committee, Finances Committee, Public Works Committee, and the Public Safety Committee. City Hall staff includes a City Clerk and a Municipal Court Clerk.

Platte Woods has its own police department whose staff includes The Chief of Police and 8 officers. The Municipal Court Judge and Prosecutor serve on a contract basis.

Platte Woods has two churches located within its limits, Platte Woods United Methodist, and Christ Lutheran Church.

Platte Woods also is famous within the Kansas City area due to LC's Hamburger's Etc. and Pizza Shoppe's original location both claiming to be from the town, however both are technically right outside the city limits and are actually in Kansas City proper. Many do not realize this though because they are both located within a shopping center known as the Platte Woods Center.[10]

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