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North Platte is a city in Lincoln County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location on the North Platte River.

The latitude of North Platte is 41.123N. The longitude is -100.765W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,802 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,924.


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Median household income
Local
$34,181
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our North Platte demographic reports
North Platte is at the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte rivers.
During World War II, townspeople established a tradition of welcoming every train of soldiers passing through the town. They greeted an estimated 6 million men, providing them with food, magazines, and dances with local women
Local festivals include:
  • Nebraskaland Days - June 9-17, 22-23, 2007
  • Lincoln County Fair - Aug. 1-6, 2007
  • Fall Fun Fest - Sept. 7-16, 2007
  • Bluegrass Festival - April 25-28, 2007
  • Plattepus Waterfest - July 13-15, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - June 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check North Platte web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Maloney State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Lincoln County Historical Museum and Western Heritage Village, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, Fort Cody Trading Post, North Platte Area Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Mid Plains Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about North Platte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 69101 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of North Platte residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Platte ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Platte was $18,306, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of North Platte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in North Platte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.


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Libraries in North Platte include North Platte Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in North Platte include North Platte Telegraph

TV stations in North Platte include K11TW, K13VO, KNOP, KPNE.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPNE-FM.

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Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Platte political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for North Platte workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in North Platte between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in North Platte include Best Western Chalet Lodge, Comfort Inn, Days Inn North Platte, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Quality Inn, Ramada, Sands Motor Inn, Super 8, Travelers Inn.

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