Platte County is located in northwest Missouri. The County Seat is Platte City and the largest city is Kansas City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.platte.mo.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 94,788 and the 2010 census population was 89,322. The land area is 420.19 square miles and there are 212.6 persons per square mile.
87.7% of the population is White, 6.4% is Black or African American, 5.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 94.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 39.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $184,900, there are 36,781 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $35,143, the median household income is $67,721, and 7.4% of the persons in Platte County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,768. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,737,430, and sales per capita were $19,821. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.4%.
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