Average Apartment Rent
Based on HUD Fair Market Rates for Platte County:
Average Cost of Home
Area Small Town Market- Based on 2009 figures: $76,856.00
Average Child Care Costs
There are 103 licensed day care facilities in Platte County/Columbus.
Columbus Area Child Care Association Referral Network. For available openings may call
Barb Long, 402-563-1064 or Bonnie Schroeder, 402-564-2944
For one child in Platte County:
|Average Age of Child||Rate per hour|
|School Age||$2.50 or $18/day|
Average Electrical Utility Rate
Average cost per kilowatt hour for residential customers (2009). Loup Power is Columbus’ electrical supplier.
|Loup Power|| 6.1 cents|
|U.S. Public||9.2 cents|
|U.S. Private||10.8 cents|
The average unemployment for Platte County is 3.24% over the past 5 years. The average unemployment is 3.56%, that occurred between 1999-2009, with the highest unemployment rate at 4.78% occurring in 2003.
Under 15 minutes…that is how long of a commute you will have to get to your job! If you live within the City limits, it will seldom take you more than 15 minutes to get to another destination within the city. There are also some wonderful smaller communities within commuting distance of Columbus. Most are 30 minutes or less from Columbus. Over 3000 people commute to work in Columbus each day from the many surrounding communities in our area.