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Platte Center, Nebraska

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The location of Platte Center

Welcome to Platte Center ...

The village of Platte Center is located in Platte County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Platte Center: Platte Ctr. (or less commonly used: Platte Cen., Platte Cent. or Platte Cntr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Platte Center has a population of 335 people<2> (see below for details).

Platte Center is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Platte Center: (402) & (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Platte Center had a population of 336 people. This makes Platte Center the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Platte Center represents 0.02% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 251st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 336 people, the population of Platte Center decreased 6.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 359 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Platte Center had an population of 335 people. This is a decrease of 0.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Platte Center ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Platte Center and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Bellwood   [Map]   418   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Columbus   [Map]   23,128   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Duncan   [Map]   363   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Genoa   [Map]   956   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   806   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leigh   [Map]   412   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

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 Platte Center. 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 Platte Center. 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 Platte Center.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Platte Center ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 Platte Center.

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

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Platte Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5374, Longitude: -97.4885     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Platte Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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