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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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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.
16% of North Platte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in North Platte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.
Libraries in North Platte include North Platte Public Library ... View libraries
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.
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Platte political report.
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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