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Plato, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Plato had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2016. Plato ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plato is located at latitude 44.7724 and longitude -94.0393 in McLeod County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plato (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLeod County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Plato (GNIS ID: 2396225) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plato population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plato: City of Plato.

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Plato, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 337
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 298
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 964
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 148
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (85.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $226,389
Average Home Value $247,180


Median Household Income $75,725
Average Household Income $90,777
Per Capita Income $35,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.29%
Households 1.01% 0.4%
Families 2.76% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plato, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plato to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 591 35th
Population Density1 # 301 67th
Diversity Index2 # 841 7th
Median Household Income # 104 89th
Per Capita Income # 117 87th

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