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Platteville is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,485 at the 2010 census. It is adjacent to Fort Vasquez on U.S. Highway 85.HistoryPlatteville was founded on May 27, 1871, and was incorporated on January 1, 1887. The town was named for its location on the Platte River.GeographyPlatteville is located at .The town is situated along the east bank of the South Platte River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and State Highway 66.The Fort St. Vrain Generating Station, originally a nuclear power plant and now operating as a natural gas powered electricity generating facility operated by Xcel Energy, is approximately one-quarter-mile northwest of Platteville.According to the United States Census Bureau, Platteville has a total area of 2.527sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,485 people, 951 households, and 935 families residing in Platteville. The population density was 1,606.5 people per square mile (618.3/km²). There were 819 housing units at an average density of 555.1 per square mile (213.7/km²). The racial makeup of Platteville was 73.84% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 22.24% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.19% of the population.Platteville is in Colorado. Take a look at our United States trip planner to refine the details of your trip to Platteville.
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