Sutton, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sutton, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Sutton had a population of 1,503 as of July 1, 2015. Sutton 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 Sutton is located at latitude 40.6082 and longitude -97.8716 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sutton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,680 feet.

The City of Sutton (GNIS ID: 838277) 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.

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

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


Total Population 1,503
Population in Households 1,480
Population in Familes 1,254
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 754
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 449 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $123,729
Average Home Value $159,598


Median Household Income $59,144
Average Household Income $69,508
Per Capita Income $28,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.13%
Households 0.19% 0.19%
Families 0.37% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.


Sutton, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutton 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 # 80 86th
Population Density1 # 325 44th
Diversity Index2 # 85 86th
Median Household Income # 114 81st
Per Capita Income # 139 76th

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