Platteville is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,940 people and just one neighborhood, Platteville is the 115th largest community in Colorado.
When you are in Platteville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.73% of Platteville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Platteville is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Platteville who work in office and administrative support (11.86%), management occupations (9.73%), and healthcare (5.62%).
One downside of living in Platteville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.48 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Platteville rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.37% of adults 25 and older in Platteville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Platteville in 2018 was $33,202, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,808 for a family of four. However, Platteville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Platteville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Platteville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Platteville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Platteville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Platteville include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Platteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 40 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.9% of America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Platteville are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 78.8% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 36.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.9%), and 13.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Platteville, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (34.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (71.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.