Valentine, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valentine, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Valentine had a population of 2,803 as of July 1, 2016. Valentine 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 Valentine is located at latitude 42.8738 and longitude -100.5499 in Cherry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valentine (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cherry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,582 feet.

The City of Valentine (GNIS ID: 2397108) 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.

The City of Valentine is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherry County.

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


Total Population 2,803
Population in Households 2,754
Population in Familes 2,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 1,227
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,314
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 770
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 824 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 490 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $116,565
Average Home Value $151,576


Median Household Income $45,493
Average Household Income $58,511
Per Capita Income $27,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.96%
Households 0.69% 1.15%
Families 1.1% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Valentine, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valentine 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 # 50 92nd
Population Density1 # 168 71st
Diversity Index2 # 92 84th
Median Household Income # 357 39th
Per Capita Income # 259 56th

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