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Welcome to La Plata ...

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



While we don't have a date for the founding of La Plata, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Plata has a population of 1,305 people<2> (see below for details).

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 1,305 people. This is a decrease of 4.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.18% 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 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.

Communities Also Named La Plata ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Macon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
    • Macon is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,341 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon <5>
  • Edina
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edina
    • Edina is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,117 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edina <5>
  • Bevier
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevier have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevier
    • Bevier is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bevier <5>
  • Novinger
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novinger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novinger
    • Novinger is located in Adair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
  • Atlanta
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
  • Callao
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Brashear
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brashear have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brashear
    • Brashear is located in Adair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
  • Hurdland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdland
    • Hurdland is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
  • Novelty
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novelty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novelty
    • Novelty is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novelty <5>

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.

Adding La Plata to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for La Plata was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found La Plata on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for La Plata.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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