Alliance, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alliance, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Alliance had a population of 8,639 as of July 1, 2015. Alliance ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alliance is located at latitude 42.1015 and longitude -102.8769 in Box Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alliance (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Box Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,966 feet.

The City of Alliance (GNIS ID: 2393923) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alliance is located within Eleven Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Box Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alliance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alliance: Grand Lake.

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Alliance, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,639
Population in Households 8,498
Population in Familes 6,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 1,832
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 3,645
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,342
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,397 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,248 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 514 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $96,005
Average Home Value $114,952


Median Household Income $55,292
Average Household Income $61,171
Per Capita Income $25,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.2%
Households 0.46% 0.34%
Families 0.55% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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.


Alliance, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alliance to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 19 97th
Population Density1 # 56 91st
Diversity Index2 # 37 94th
Median Household Income # 157 73rd
Per Capita Income # 287 51st

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