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Nearly 20% of the land area of Kansas City, Mo., lies within Platte County. The county is separated from downtown Kansas City by the Missouri River, which also forms the county's western boundary. Platte is one of the most prosperous and fastest growing counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with more than 70,000 residents in its 421 square miles.

Estimated Total Population    73,781
18 and over    54,755
Median age    35.9
Increase from 1990    27.50%
Largest City    Parkville
Estimated population of city    4,059
Total Housing Units    30,902
Median value    $126,700
Total Households    29,278
Family households    20,222
Average household    size 2.49
Average family size    3
Population Over    25 48,721
High-school graduate    12,928
Some college, no degree    12,431
Associate's degree    3,117
Bachelor's degree    10,914
Graduate or professional degree    5,316
Percent graduated high school    91.80%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    33.30%
Population 16 and over    56,807
In labor force    42,576
Commuting to work    40,998
American Airlines, Citicorp Credit Services Inc., ADT Security Services Inc., Argosy Riverside Casino, Harley-Davidson Inc.
Management, professional    16,035
Service    5,013
Sales and office    11,927
Construction, extraction, maintenance    3,847
Production, transportation    4,379
Median Household Income   $55,849
Median Family Income   $65,236
Land Area (square miles)   420
Persons per square mile)   175.6
County Seat    Platte City
County Government Info   
Presiding Commissioner—Betty Knight
415 Third St. Ste. 105
Platte City, MO 64079
Tel: 816.858.2232
Fax: 816.858.3329
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri Office of the Secretary of State

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