Platte County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Platte County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2015 96,096 2,087,471 321,418,820
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 14.3% 6.6% 8.7%
Median Age, 2014 38.2 36.7 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 420.19 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2014 94.7% 90.8% 86.3%
College Grads, 2014 39.2% 33.6% 29.3%
Labor Force, 2015 54,978 1,118,850 157,833,000
Unemployment Rate, 2015 3.1% 3.8% 5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Aetna Rx Home Delivery Mail order pharmacy 230
Argosy Riverside Casino Entertainment 739
Dairy Farmers of America Dairy cooperative (Hdq.) 339
Farmland Foods Meat products manufacturing (Hdq.) 365
Faurecia Automotive Seating Manufacturing 235
Federal Express Overnight courier 207
Harley-Davidson Motor Company Motorcycle manufacturing 700
HMS host/LJA Joint Venture Travel service center 254
Johnson Controls, Inc. Automotive seat manufacturing 620
Kansas City Aviation Department Aviation 480
KCP&L (Iatan Power Plant) Energy, utility 246
Martinrea Manufacturing / auto supplier 290
Park Hill School District Education 1,653
Platte County Government 255
Platte County R3 Schools Education 448
Park University Education 377
Saint Luke's Northland Hospital Health care 781
Southwest Airlines Aviation 260
Travelport Travel service center 275
Tyco Integrated Security Security customer service center 500
Yanfeng USA Manufacturing 263

Contact Information

Platte County Economic Development Council

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum