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Welcome to La Plata ...

The city of La Plata is located in Macon County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Plata has a population of 1,308 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of La Plata.

La Plata is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for La Plata: (660)

The ZIP code for La Plata: 63549<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Plata had an population of 1,308 people. This is a decrease of 4.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Plata had a population of 1,366 people (or 8.78% of the total population of Macon County). This makes La Plata the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of La Plata represents 0.02% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 298th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,366 people, the population of La Plata decreased 8.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,486 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for La Plata.

Adding La Plata to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of La Plata in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of La Plata elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found La Plata on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for La Plata on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named La Plata ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named La Plata - they are located in Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas (2) and Utah.

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

Communities near La Plata ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near La Plata.

  • Kirksville [Adair County]
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    • Kirksville [Adair County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of La Plata
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,602 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirksville<6>
  • Macon [Macon County]
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    • Macon [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of La Plata
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,341 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<6>
  • Edina [Knox County]
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    • Edina [Knox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of La Plata
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,124 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edina have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edina<6>
  • Bevier [Macon County]
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    • Bevier [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of La Plata
    • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bevier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bevier<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Novinger [Adair County]
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      • Novinger [Adair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of La Plata
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novinger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novinger
    • Atlanta [Macon County]
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      • Atlanta [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of La Plata
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
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    • Callao [Macon County]
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      • Callao [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of La Plata
      • Estimated population in 2019: 293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callao
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Callao<6>
    • Brashear [Adair County]
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      • Brashear [Adair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of La Plata
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brashear have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brashear
    • Hurdland [Knox County]
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      • Hurdland [Knox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of La Plata
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdland
    • Novelty [Knox County]
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      • Novelty [Knox County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of La Plata
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novelty have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novelty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novelty<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around La Plata. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for La Plata.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Plata. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around La Plata.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Plata. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for La Plata.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Plata ...

Looking for more information about La Plata? 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 La Plata, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Plata.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Macon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Plata.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Plata - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 La Plata). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Plata or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- La Plata) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Plata. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0244, Longitude: -92.4899    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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