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Welcome to Plato ...

The city of Plato is located in McLeod County.

The location of Plato has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Plato: PLAY-toh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Plato has a population of 307 people<3> (see below for details).

Plato is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Plato lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Plato: (320)

The ZIP code for Plato: 55370<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plato had a population of 320 people. This makes Plato the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 320 people, the population of Plato decreased 4.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 336 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Plato had an population of 307 people. This is a decrease of 4.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.63% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plato.

Communities Also Named Plato ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Plato - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Saskatchewan, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plato.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plato. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plato. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plato.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Plato:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plato ...

Looking for more information about Plato? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plato, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plato.

Communities near Plato ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hutchinson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Plato

Waconia   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Plato

Located in Carver County

Victoria   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Plato

Located in Carver County

Minnetrista   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Plato

Located in Hennepin County

Belle Plaine   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Plato

Located in Scott County

Glencoe   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Plato

Watertown   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Plato

Located in Carver County

Norwood Young America   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Plato

Located in Carver County

Saint Bonifacius   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Plato

Located in Hennepin County

Winsted   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Plato

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Plato.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plato. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Plato. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plato.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plato - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Plato). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Plato or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plato) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plato. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plato

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plato. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7723, Longitude: -94.0393     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plato have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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