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1.69% growth
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Median Household Income
3.85% growth
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2.37% growth
Median Property Value
3% growth


The economy of Platte County, MO employs 50,633 people. The economy of Platte County, MO is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Transportation & Warehousing; and Information, which employ respectively 2.46; 1.39; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Platte County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,248), Retail trade (5,975), and Manufacturing (4,436), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,031), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,104), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($58,372).

Median household income in Platte County, MO is $70,879. Males in Platte County, MO have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,303. The income inequality of Platte County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Platte County, MO. In Platte County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,817. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Platte County, MO is home to a population of 94,970 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Platte County, MO is composed of 78,295 White residents (82.4%), 6,385 Black residents (6.72%), 5,332 Hispanic residents (5.61%), 2,434 Asian residents (2.56%), and 2,092 Two+ residents (2.2%). The most common foreign languages in Platte County, MO are Spanish (2,060 speakers), African Languages (573 speakers), and Chinese (395 speakers), but compared to other places, Platte County, MO has a relative high number of Hungarian (102 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (197 speakers), and Urdu (284 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Platte County, MO awarded 5,615 degrees. The student population of Platte County, MO is skewed away from females, with 3,118 male students and 2,497 female students. Most students in Platte County, MO are White (2,763 and 49.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,303 and 23.2%), Hispanic or Latino (619 and 11%), and Unknown (516 and 9.2%). The largest universities in Platte County, MO by number of graduates are Park University (2,901 and 51.7%), Grantham University (2,581 and 46%), and Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City (104 and 1.85%). The most popular majors in Platte County, MO are General Business Administration & Management (758 and 13.5%), Social Psychology (297 and 5.29%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (289 and 5.15%). The median tuition costs in Platte County, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,730 and $11,730 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County, MO is $196,000, which is 0.96 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $190,300 to $196,000, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate of Platte County, MO is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Platte County, MO have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platte County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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