Imperial, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Imperial had a population of 2,107 as of July 1, 2016. Imperial ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Imperial is located at latitude 40.5144 and longitude -101.6391 in Chase County. The formal boundaries for the City of Imperial (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chase County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,284 feet.

The City of Imperial (GNIS ID: 2394466) 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 Imperial is located within Imperial East Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chase County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Imperial 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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Imperial, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,107
Population in Households 2,073
Population in Familes 1,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 714
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 874
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 617 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $102,254
Average Home Value $126,742


Median Household Income $47,118
Average Household Income $59,454
Per Capita Income $24,701
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.13%
Households 0.26% 0.09%
Families 0.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Imperial, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Imperial 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 # 59 90th
Population Density1 # 335 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 35 94th
Median Household Income # 331 43rd
Per Capita Income # 430 26th

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