Plattsmouth, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plattsmouth, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Plattsmouth had a population of 6,281 as of July 1, 2017. Plattsmouth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plattsmouth is located at latitude 41.0057 and longitude -95.8941 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plattsmouth (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The City of Plattsmouth (GNIS ID: 2396229) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Plattsmouth is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plattsmouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Plattsmouth, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,281
Daytime Population: Workers 2,189
Daytime Population: Residents 3,076
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,265
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 6,102
Population in Familes 4,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 179
Population Density2 2,022
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $57,931
Average Household Income $72,643
Per Capita Income $28,882


Total Housing Units 2,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,611 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 844 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 446 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $130,708
Average Home Value $155,862


Total Households 2,455
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,600
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.21%
Households -0.39% -0.18%
Families -0.17% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Plattsmouth, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plattsmouth to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 95th
Population Density # 41 93rd
Diversity Index # 123 79th
Median Household Income # 148 75th
Per Capita Income # 246 58th

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