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Plato, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Plato had a population of 338 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.7744 and longitude -94.04 in McLeod County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plato 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plato: City of Plato.

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Plato, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Plato, MN Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Plato, MN Wealth Index is 137
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 338 (100%)
Population in Households 338 (100.0%)
Population in Families 298 (88.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 975
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $79,799
Average Household Income $97,501
Per Capita Income $37,928
Wealth Index4 137

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (85.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $247,368
Housing Affordability Index3 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.59% 0.47%
Households 0.61% 0.4%
Families 1.76% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Plato, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plato to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 592 35th
Population Density # 299 67th
Diversity Index # 827 9th
Median Household Income # 133 85th
Per Capita Income # 146 84th

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