Schuyler, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Schuyler, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Schuyler had a population of 6,331 as of July 1, 2016. Schuyler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Schuyler is located at latitude 41.4494 and longitude -97.0627 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the City of Schuyler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The City of Schuyler (GNIS ID: 2396556) 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 Schuyler is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Colfax County.

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


Total Population 6,331
Population in Households 6,282
Population in Familes 5,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 2,342
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 1,835
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 1,343
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,213 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 621 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $95,538
Average Home Value $114,118


Median Household Income $51,026
Average Household Income $59,763
Per Capita Income $17,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.19%
Households 0.05% 0.01%
Families -0.15% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Schuyler, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schuyler 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 # 28 95th
Population Density1 # 23 96th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 250 57th
Per Capita Income # 569 2nd

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