Platteville is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,937 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Platteville, the average commute to work is 31.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Platteville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.37% of adults in Platteville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
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.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 40 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this 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.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
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 the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
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.