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North Platte, Nebraska

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The location of North Platte

Welcome to North Platte ...

The city of North Platte is located in Lincoln County and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

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

A typical abbreviation for North Platte: N. Platte

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, North Platte has a population of 23,888 people<2> (see below for details).

North Platte is 2,800 feet [853 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of North Platte is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from North Platte (for example, toward Paxton), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

North Platte is located in the (308) area code.

The ZIP codes for North Platte: 69101, 69103<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Platte had a population of 24,733 people (or 68.16% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes North Platte the county's most populous community.

The population of North Platte represents 1.35% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,733 people, the population of North Platte increased 3.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,878 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, North Platte had an population of 23,888 people. This is a decrease of 3.42% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near North Platte ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from North Platte and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Bignell   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birdwood   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brady   [Map]   417   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dickens   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Hershey   [Map]   662   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Maxwell   [Map]   299   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See 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 North Platte. 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 North Platte. 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 North Platte. Our list includes 52 papers.

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

Websites for North Platte ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Platte ...

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

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Platte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 North Platte). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether North Platte or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Platte) 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 North Platte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Platte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Platte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1270, Longitude: -100.7639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Platte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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