Platte County is located in eastern Wyoming. The County Seat is Wheatland and the largest city is Wheatland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.plattecountywyoming.com . The 2014 population estimate is 8,799 and the 2010 census population was 8,667. The land area is 2,084.21 square miles and there are 4.2 persons per square mile.
96.4% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 7.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 92.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $147,100, there are 3,642 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,335, the median household income is $45,512, and 16.1% of the persons in Platte County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,065. Retail sales (in $1000) were $93,405, and sales per capita were $11,163. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33%.
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