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Plato, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Plato had a population of 336 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plato: City of Plato.

City of Plato, MN Boundary Map

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Plato, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 336
Population in Households 336
Population in Familes 297
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 971
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 148
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $254,000
Average Home Value $338,258
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,824
Average Household Income $113,210
Per Capita Income $44,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.24%
Households 1.2% 0.27%
Families 3.3% 0.17%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
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.

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Plato, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plato to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 593 35th
Population Density1 # 291 68th
Diversity Index2 # 833 8th
Median Household Income # 109 88th
Per Capita Income # 40 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.