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The City of Edgar had a population of 537 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Edgar is located at latitude 40.3683 and longitude -97.971 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Edgar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,726 feet.

The City of Edgar (GNIS ID: 2394616) 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 Edgar is located within Township of Edgar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Edgar: Eden.

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


Total Population 537
Population in Households 520
Population in Familes 414
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 680
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $66,786
Average Home Value $97,740


Median Household Income $35,951
Average Household Income $52,552
Per Capita Income $23,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 0.55%
Households 1.59% 0.76%
Families 3.07% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   -0.74%
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.

Edgar, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edgar 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 # 194 67th
Population Density1 # 343 41st
Diversity Index2 # 373 36th
Median Household Income # 534 8th
Per Capita Income # 491 16th

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