Cherry County NE Information


Cherry County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 5,979
Population in Households 5,922
Population in Familes 4,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,693
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,682
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,686 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,007 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 691 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $113,022
Average Home Value $169,973


Median Household Income $45,920
Average Household Income $62,336
Per Capita Income $28,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.74%
Households 1.0% 0.91%
Families 0.88% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.


Cherry County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherry County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents 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 # 49 48th
Population Density1 # 87 10th
Diversity Index2 # 32 67th
Median Household Income # 53 44th
Per Capita Income # 21 78th

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