North Platte, NE

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Living in North Platte

North Platte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 23,639 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Platte is the eighth largest community in Nebraska.

North Platte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Platte is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Platte who work in office and administrative support (10.71%), sales jobs (8.99%), and management occupations (8.02%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of North Platte spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.36 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of North Platte overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in North Platte, 21.41% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Platte in 2018 was $28,348, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,392 for a family of four. However, North Platte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Platte is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Platte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Platte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North Platte also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Platte include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and French.

The most common language spoken in North Platte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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