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Located in: Charles Mix County (see below)

Time Zone: Platte Colony lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (605)

Elevation: 1,720 feet [524.26 m] above sea level<1>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Platte Colony:

Lat:   43.469700°   (or 43°28'10" N)

Lon:   -99.125900°   (or -99°7'33" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Lucas NW<3>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Platte Colony

GNIS ID:   1265323

FIPS State / Place Code:   46 / 50310

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

About Charles Mix County

The community of Lake Andes is the County Seat for Charles Mix County.

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


2019 Est:<4>     9,286   (1.72% increase since 2010)  
2010     9,129   (2.36% decrease since 2000)
2000:     9,350

Total Area:<5>   1,150 sq. miles [2,979.1 km²]   - of which 4.59% is water (52.7 sq. miles [136.6 km²])

Housing Units: <6>   3,849

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Charles Mix

GNIS ID:   1266976

FIPS State / County Code:   46 / 023

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

About South Dakota

From the US Census


2019 Est:     887,127   (8.96% increase since 2010)  
2010:     814,180   (7.86% increase since 2000)
2000:     754,844

Websites for State of South Dakota

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of South Dakota

GNIS ID:   1785534

FIPS State:   46

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Platte Colony - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Platte Colony, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<3>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Platte Colony.
<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 2019.
<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Platte Colony. 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.
<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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