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Plato, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Plato had a population of 320 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plato: City of Plato.

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Plato, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 320
Daytime Population: Workers 178
Daytime Population: Residents 123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 301
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 320
Population in Familes 283
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 915
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $78,908
Average Household Income $95,497
Per Capita Income $37,637


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (84.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $242,683


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.06%
Households 0.1% -0.14%
Families 1.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

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, 2017 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 # 607 33rd
Population Density # 315 65th
Diversity Index # 830 9th
Median Household Income # 91 90th
Per Capita Income # 91 90th

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