Neligh, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Neligh, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Neligh had a population of 1,514 as of July 1, 2016. Neligh ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Neligh is located at latitude 42.1291 and longitude -98.0292 in Antelope County. The formal boundaries for the City of Neligh (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Antelope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,755 feet.

The City of Neligh (GNIS ID: 838151) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Neligh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Neligh, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,514
Population in Households 1,455
Population in Familes 1,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,342
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 679
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 396
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 472 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $83,945
Average Home Value $109,958


Median Household Income $47,207
Average Household Income $59,214
Per Capita Income $26,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.66%
Households -0.64% -0.54%
Families -0.44% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Neligh, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Neligh to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 77 87th
Population Density1 # 140 76th
Diversity Index2 # 234 59th
Median Household Income # 329 43rd
Per Capita Income # 287 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.