Plattsburg, Missouri

Plattsburg, Missouri

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Plattsburg, Missouri
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Plattsburg, Missouri

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Missouri
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Clinton
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area_total_km2 = 9.2
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area_total_sq_mi = 3.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2354
population_density_km2 = 256.8
population_density_sq_mi = 665.1

timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code = 64477
area_code = 816
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Plattsburg is a city in Clinton County, Missouri, along the Little Platte River. The population was 2,354 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clinton CountyGR|6. Originally, the city was called Concord, which is currently still the name of the man-made lake and surrounding housing development there. Later the city was re-named Springfield until it was discovered there was already a Springfield, Missouri. The name "Plattsburg" was borrowed from Plattsburgh, New York, which is the county seat of Clinton County, New York which in turn was named for George Clinton (who is the namesake for Clinton County, Missouri). [ [ Clinton Co. MO Historical Society ] ]


Plattsburg is located at coor dms|39|33|52|N|94|27|12|W|city (39.564311, -94.453395)GR|1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,354 people, 918 households, and 631 families residing in the city. The population density was 665.1 people per square mile (256.7/km²). There were 1,002 housing units at an average density of 283.1/sq mi (109.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.21% White, 6.24% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 918 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,417, and the median income for a family was $41,360. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $25,372 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,212. About 9.1% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.


The town was the long time home and is the final resting place of Senator and "President for One Day" David Rice Atchison. Plattsburg College was located here until it merged with Baker University. For a brief period of time during the 1830's, Plattsburg was home to a Federal land office for the newly opened areas of northern Missouri and was one of the farthest western non-military settlements in the United States until the Platte Purchase in 1836. Prior to the American Civil War, the area was a leading producer of both hemp and tobacco. During that war, two minor battles took place nearby and the town was occupied by both Confederate and Federal forces. In 1863, elements of William Quantrill's band captured a unit of Federal troops encamped in the county courthouse located in Plattsburg.


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