Dawes County NE Information


Dawes County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 9,217
Population in Households 8,085
Population in Familes 5,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,132
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,786
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,134 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,652 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 568 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $114,046
Average Home Value $163,660


Median Household Income $41,720
Average Household Income $52,755
Per Capita Income $22,670
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.15%
Households 0.44% 0.07%
Families 0.31% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.


Dawes County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawes 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 # 31 68th
Population Density1 # 57 40th
Diversity Index2 # 25 74th
Median Household Income # 76 19th
Per Capita Income # 84 11th

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