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Welcome to Platte ...

The city of Platte is located in Charles Mix County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Platte has a population of 1,260 people<2> (see below for details).

Platte is 1,600 feet [488 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Platte is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Platte had a population of 1,230 people (or 13.47% of the total population of Charles Mix County). This makes Platte the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Platte represents 0.15% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,230 people, the population of Platte decreased 10.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,367 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Platte had an population of 1,260 people. This is an increase of 2.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.83% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Platte ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Geddes   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Platte

Unorganized Territory of East Gregory   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Platte

Located in Gregory County

Joubert   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Platte

Located in Douglas County

New Holland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Platte

Located in Douglas County

Unorganized Territory of Castalia   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Platte

Platte Colony   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Platte

Eagle   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Platte

Located in Brule County

Academy   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Platte

Aurora Center   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Platte

Located in Aurora County

Harrison   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Platte

Located in Douglas County

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

Communities Also Named Platte ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Platte - they are located in Michigan and Minnesota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Platte.

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. 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. 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. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Platte ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Charles Mix County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

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.

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

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<4>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) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Platte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Platte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3875, Longitude: -98.8443     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Platte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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