Platte County is located in east-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Columbus and the largest city is Columbus. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.plattecounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 32,666 and the 2010 census population was 32,237. The land area is 674.06 square miles and there are 47.8 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 15.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 88.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $115,400, there are 12,477 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,219, the median household income is $51,213, and 10.7% of the persons in Platte County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,495. Retail sales (in $1000) were $494,298, and sales per capita were $15,542.
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