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Welcome to Platte City ...

The city of Platte City is located in Platte County<1> and is the County Seat for Platte County.

The location of Platte City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Platte City has a population of 4,955 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Platte City.

Platte City is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Platte City lies within the (816) area code.

The ZIP code for Platte City: 64079<5>

Websites for Platte City ...

Official Website: www.plattecity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Platte City had an population of 4,955 people. This is an increase of 5.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Platte City had a population of 4,691 people (or 5.25% of the total population of Platte County). This makes Platte City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Platte City represents 0.08% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 138th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,691 people, the population of Platte City increased 21.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,866 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Platte City.

Adding Platte City 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 Platte City 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 Platte City elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Platte City on a .

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

Communities near Platte City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Platte City.

  • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Platte City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152,960 people
    • Former name for Kansas City:
    • Wyandotte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<7>
  • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavenworth
    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Platte City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
    • Former name for Leavenworth:
    • Leavenworth City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<7>
  • Gladstone [Clay County]
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    • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Platte City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<7>
  • Lansing [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing [Leavenworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Platte City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithville [Clay County]
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      • Smithville [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Platte City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<7>
    • Parkville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkville
      • Parkville [Platte County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Platte City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkville<7>
    • Basehor [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basehor
      • Basehor [Leavenworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Platte City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basehor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basehor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basehor<7>
    • North Kansas City [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kansas City
      • North Kansas City [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Platte City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kansas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Kansas City<7>
    • Edwardsville [Wyandotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Wyandotte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Platte City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<7>
    • Riverside [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Platte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Platte City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<7>

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 Platte City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Platte City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Platte City. 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 Platte City.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Platte City ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Platte County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Platte City: www.plattecity.org/

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.mo.us/

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 Platte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Platte City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Platte City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Platte City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Platte City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Platte City) 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 Platte City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Platte City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Platte City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3588, Longitude: -94.7685       In this case, the coordinates for Platte City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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