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Time Zone: Platte County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wheatland is the Seat for Platte County.

Platte County was founded in 1911 and was created by taking area from LaramieCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Platte had a population of 8,196 people. This is a decrease of 6.94% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,807 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Platte represented 1.78% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 23 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,667-1.59%+5.75% since 2009
20098,196-6.94%-0.86% since 2008
20088,267-6.13%-1.2% since 2007
20008,807The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Platte County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Platte County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Wheatland   3,2363,5488.79% decrease  
Guernsey   1,0641,1477.24% decrease  
Chugwater   21824410.66% decrease  
Glendo   2112297.86% decrease  
Hartville   687610.53% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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