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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Platte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
One of the benefits of North Platte is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.