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Platte is a township in Benzie County, in the Traverse City metro area.
The latitude of Platte is 44.731N. The longitude is -86.003W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 342.
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25% of Platte residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Platte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Platte was $18,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Platte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Benzie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Platte political report.
The average commute time for Platte workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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