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North Platte, Nebraska

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Located in: Lincoln County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: N. Platte

Time Zone: North Platte lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Telephone Area Code: (308)

ZIP Codes: 69101, 69103<2>

Elevation: 2,800 feet [853.44 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for North Platte)


2017:<4>     23,888   (3.42% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     24,733   (3.58% increase since 2000)
2000:     23,878

Total Area:<5>   13.39 sq. miles [34.7 km²]   - of which 1.38% is water (0.19 sq. miles [0.5 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   11,450

Websites for North Platte

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within North Platte. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   41° 7' 37"
Lon:   -100° 45' 50"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   North Platte West

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for North Platte

GNIS ID:   2395260
FIPS State / Place Code:   31 / 35000

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for North Platte)

About Lincoln County

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

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Lincoln)


2017:     35,280   (2.78% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     36,288   (4.78% increase since 2000)
2000:     34,632

Total Area:   2,575 sq. miles [6,669.5 km²]

Housing Units:   16,583

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lincoln

GNIS ID:   835877
FIPS State / County Code:   31 / 111

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for North Platte)

About Nebraska

From the US Census


2017:     1,920,076   (5.13% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,826,341   (6.72% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,711,263

Websites for State of Nebraska

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Nebraska

GNIS ID:   1779792
FIPS State:   31

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Footnotes ...

<1>While North Platte is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the west is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

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<2>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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<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>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of North Platte. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of North Platte, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes North Platte.

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